Regenerable, heat-Abating, humidity-Neutralizing, Carbon diOxide Removal System (RANCOR) Phase II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$980,871.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-14-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0373
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-106
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Paragon Space Development Corporation
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, 85714-2221
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
837002294
Principal Investigator:
Sebastian Pasadilla
Principal Investigator
(520) 382-4817
spadilla@paragonsdc.com
Business Contact:
Kathleen McClard
Contract Manager
(520) 382-4813
kmcclard@paragonsdc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I RANCOR successfully demonstrated an innovative enabling humidity control technology to provide very low humidity air to water sensitive, fully reusable CO2 adsorbents. The use of adsorbents enables complete reusability/rechargability and reduces the total heat load on the SCBA to the point where ice or other cooling systems will no longer be required. In Phase II Paragon will introduce an extremely high performance, low-cost, disposable media as well as significantly enhanced reusable adsorbent technology, including hydrophobic and non-hydrophobic metal organic frameworks. These new adsorbents allow achievement of the CBDs goals while offering a high degree of reusability. The humidity technology will also be prototyped and utilize integrated design effects to achieve the program performance, mass, cost, and logistic goals. Phase II will evolve the RANCOR elements into a prototypes that will be demonstrated both at the component level and integrated into existing CC-SCBA systems in a controlled environment as concept validation to proceed to Phase III. The combination of the successful humidity technology and the new RANCOR sorbets will achieve program goals while enabling future, and modified CC-SCBA systems to utilize future hydrophobic or non-hydrophobic materials.

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