HybridSil Diver Armor for Special Operation Forces Divers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-12-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0178
Amount: $17,888.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-001
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, 24136
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vince Baranauskas
 PI
 (540) 626-6266
 vince@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Lisa B Lawson
Title: Assoc. Contracts Administ
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Email: llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The objective of this Phase II SBIR program is to transition NanoSonics HybridSil Diver armor nanocomposite technology to next generation special operations forces (SOF) dry and wet suits for drastically enhanced multi-threat protection from laceration, abrasion, and puncture threats. Building from a strong technical foundation empirically validating the exceptional promise and scalability of down-selected fiber nanocomposite ensembles, NanoSonic will work with existing dry and wet suit manufactures to integrate high strength fabric weaves assimilating nanocomposite coatings molecularly engineered for an optimal balance of protection, comfort, and maneuverability. Multiple dry and wet suit prototypes will be constructed for SOF diver feedback and analysis. Through these efforts, NanoSonic will create an innovative, commercially transitionable nanocomposite technology that may be rapidly deployed for immediate SOF diver protection from a broad spectrum of laceration, abrasion, and puncture threats.

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