Regenerable, heat-Abating, humidity-Neutralizing, Carbon diOxide Removal System (RANCOR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: C122-106-0024
Amount: $149,786.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: CBD12-106
Solitcitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Paragon Space Development Corporation
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, -
Duns: 837002294
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sebastian Padilla
 Senior Aerospace Engineer
 (520) 382-4817
Business Contact
 Carole Hammond
Title: Corporate Strategy Manager
Phone: (520) 382-4814
Research Institution
Paragon Space Development Corporation (Paragon) will demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of our Regenerable, heat-Abating, humidity-Neutralizing, Carbon diOxide Removal System (RANCOR) for providing carbon dioxide and humidity recycling and removal for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). RANCOR utilizes space-age humidity control technology combined with tailored CO2 and H2O absorbing materials to provide a fully reusable and regenerable humidity and carbon dioxide (CO2) removal solution. RANCOR provides humidity control that substantial reduces the amount of water (H2O) vapor that must be removed therefore reducing exothermic heat production from humidity removal. The scrubbing elements are fully regenerable though a simple service procedure that induces complete regeneration, ensuring repeatable multi-use capacity. No disposable consumables are required. The Phase I effort will focus on analysis and laboratory testing to validating the RANCOR approach and reduce risk by quantifying the benefits of the RANCOR elements and testing to ensure long term reusability. Phase I and Phase I Option lay a solid foundation for prototype development in Phase II and commercial application. The RANCOR system is fully reusable, reduces SCBA cooling requirements, and offers the potential for significant improvements in logistics and cost of operation over existing systems.

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