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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$149,786.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-13-C-0017
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
C122-106-0024
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-106
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
837002294
Principal Investigator:
SebastianPadilla
Senior Aerospace Engineer
(520) 382-4817
spadilla@paragonsdc.com
Business Contact:
CaroleHammond
Corporate Strategy Manager
(520) 382-4814
chammond@paragonsdc.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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