Fabric with Variable Air Permeability for Use in Parachutes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,939.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QY-12-C-0173
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5106
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-163
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Wizbe Innovations
167 Kerns Hill Rd, Manchester, ME, 04351
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Robert Farrell
Program Manager
(207) 622-3363
rfarrell@wizbe.net
Business Contact:
Stan Farrell
President
(207) 485-5690
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Wizbe Innovations has developed a fabric with controllable air flow. This system used in parachutes has the potential to reduce opening shock, the time in the air, stability, directional control, and the landing speed. During Phase II, further development of the concepts derived in Phase I will be pursued with the ultimate goal to demonstrate the technology on prototype parachutes. Wizbe Innovations and its partners will develop, demonstrate, and deliver a parachute prototype that has the ability to actively change air permeability upon application or removal of a trigger mechanism.

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