(Shape Memory Integrated Vital Energy Resource) SHIVER-Suit for SOF Divers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-11-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0160
Amount: $599,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM09-001
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, -
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J.H. Lalli
 PI, CTO
 (540) 953-1785
 jlalli@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 953-1785
Email: llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
NanoSonic has developed novel nanomaterials to enable a dynamic thermal protection dive suit that can adapt to variable environments and United States Special Operations Forces diver activity levels. During Phase II of this program, NanoSonic shall integrate our responsive nanomaterials into prototype dive suits, provide metrics of system improvements over current off-the-shelf garments, and verify variable thermal responsiveness in clothing insulation units (Clo). TRL5 will be achieved upon delivery of two prototype dive suits with Clo & #8805;1.6 down to 0.7 (per ASTM F1868 and ASTM F 1291) over a respective temperature range of 8 & #61616;C to 37 & #61616;C (>90 & #61616;F). Thermo-mechanical durability will also be optimized via systematic synthetic engineering. Upon government input, NanoSonic shall deliver fifteen enhanced dive suits with a minimum TRL of 6 to advance the state-of-the-art in adaptable thermal protection for variable environments and activity levels. NanoSonic"s Shape Memory Integrated Vital Energy Resource (SHIVER)-suits are expected to significantly enhance the comfort and extend the missions of US SOF divers in harsh environments. NanoSonic is working with the leading manufacturers of dive suit insulation and commodity military textiles to demonstrate the SHIVER suit as a first step in providing full environmental protection in every condition experienced by SOF warfighters.

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