Protective Suit Environmental Control System (PSECS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-12-C-6508
Agency Tracking Number: N093-160-0200
Amount: $749,841.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-160
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Izenson
 Principal Engineer
 (603) 643-3800
 mgi@creare.com
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Protective suits that isolate a marine from the environment can also build up excessive internal heat and humidity, impairing performance and possibly leading to heat casualties. We propose to develop an innovative environmental control system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside protective suits. There are two key innovations: (1) a novel cooling process that provides very high efficiency, and (2) a unique cooling garment that removes both heat and humidity from the suit interior. In Phase I we proved the feasibility of our approach through laboratory tests that demonstrated both of these critical innovations. We used the test results to produce a conceptual design for a full-size system. In Phase II we will design, build, and demonstrate a full-size, prototype system.

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