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A uMECS miniature blower for respiratory protection systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-14-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: C141-103-0022
Amount: $138,022.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD14-103
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-29
Small Business Information
43 Thorndike St SG-1
Cambridge, MA 02141-1764
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pratheev Sreetharan
 CEO
 (617) 714-4553
 pratheev@vibrantresearch.com
Business Contact
 Pratheev Sreetharan
Title: CEO
Phone: (617) 714-4553
Email: pratheev@vibrantresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Air management solutions capable of reducing heat and moisture burden are not suitable for integration in wearable respiratory protection systems due to excessive weight, volume, and power requirements of existing technologies. Vibrant Composites proposes applying its unique uMECS manufacturing technology towards development of an ultra-lightweight and power efficient miniature blower. Fundamentally enabled by uMECS manufacturing innovations, the proposed topology represents a new class of thermal and climate management devices with the potential for realizing air transport with high power efficiency in a compact package. The blower design will leverage advanced composite materials, precision monolithic construction, embedded electronics, and unconventional manufacturing techniques to achieve low system mass and a sub-millimeter profile.

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