Lightweight, Compact Flotation for Cold-Water Survival

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0255
Agency Tracking Number: N121-009-0517
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-009
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Kennon Products, Inc
2071 North Main Street, Sheridan, WY, -
DUNS: 191707652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Weitz
 VP, R&D
 (307) 674-6498
 mark@kennoncovers.com
Business Contact
 Ronald Kensey
Title: President
Phone: (307) 674-6498
Email: kennon@kennoncovers.com
Research Institution
 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.

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