Lightweight, Compact Flotation for Cold-Water Survival

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,995.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0255
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-009-0517
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-009
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
2071 North Main Street, Sheridan, WY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
191707652
Principal Investigator:
MarkWeitz
VP, R&D
(307) 674-6498
mark@kennoncovers.com
Business Contact:
RonaldKensey
President
(307) 674-6498
kennon@kennoncovers.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Engineered materials can deliver strength to weight ratios that are ten times that of current raft and life preservers, that is, the materials are 1/10 the weight for same or greater strength. These materials hold great promise for creating much lighter and less bulky emergency rafts and life preservers. The reliable fabrication of these advanced materials are proposed to be developed and proven in order to make these constructions cost competitive. Additionally, newer materials and designs promise much lighter and more comfortable insulating survival suits, and raft filling systems.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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