Insect Resistant Textiles for Military Clothing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-13-P-0219
Agency Tracking Number: A131-048-0712
Amount: $97,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
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, -
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jessica Domino
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 558-1669
 dominoj@lunainc.com
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Coalson
Title: CO
Phone: (540) 557-5881
Email: 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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