Thermal-Exchange Dermal Interface

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$149,989.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8052-12-C-0004
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O112-H06-3005
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H06
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
MichaelReznikov
Principal Scientist
(310) 320-3088
psproposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
GordonDrew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC), and the Special Operations Command (SOC) need for an improved personal cooling system (PCS), Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Thermal-Exchange Dermal Interface (TEDI) technology. The proposed system is based on a unique integration of cooling and electrohydrodynamic technologies. The innovation in heat carrier use and natural-source cooling power will enable the TEDI system to provide heat rejection by improved vasodilatation at the interface of blood, skin, and cooling media. This proposed technology offers safe, localized, efficient thermal exchange that can be implemented in a lightweight, low-power-consumption, deployable, self-contained, portable system for individual use. It requires negligible maintenance and minimally inhibits motion range and work capability for typical tasks conducted by soldiers. The TEDI system directly addresses the USAF BSC and SOC requirements for improved personal cooling. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of TEDI technology by the development, fabrication, and thorough evaluation of a TEDI system prototype. In Phase II, POC plans to perform further development and refinement of the TEDI PCS, and field test it for practical use and superior performance to currently available products.

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