Insect Resistant Textiles for Military Clothing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$97,904.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-13-P-0219
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-048-0712
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-048
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
627132913
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Domino
Principal Investigator
(540) 558-1669
dominoj@lunainc.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Coalson
CO
(540) 557-5881
submissions302@lunainc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
There is a need for a durable, non-toxic textile that is protective against vector-borne diseases, effective after repeating wear and laundering, and compatible with current / future military uniforms. The insect resistant textile is also expected to have no detrimental effect on the physical properties of the textile fabric. Luna, teamed with North Carolina State University (NCSU), is addressing the Armys need to develop insect resistant uniforms that will provide a physical barrier to the penetration of an insect proboscis. This proposed program with build upon our teams ongoing efforts in this area to evaluate the physical properties required for these fabrics to prevent insect bites, as well as provide the flexibility and breathability with the physical and thermal comfort for our war fighters. This development will build on existing technology and processing methods to ensure the above properties are attained as well as mechanical durability, launderability, and low cost.

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