Fabric with Variable Air Permeability for Use in Parachutes

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