Protective Suit Environmental Control System for CBRN, Hazardous and Emergency Responder Applications (PSECS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-10-C-6536
Agency Tracking Number: N093-160-0903
Amount: $68,199.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-160
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Homitz
 PI/Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 jhomitz@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current microclimate system technology is not capable of meeting the Navy’s requirements for cooling capacity, volume, weight, or dehumidification. For these systems to be successful, they must only require resources that are readily available and must not add excessive bulk to the items a soldier carries into combat. Mainstream will improve upon existing technology by designing a system that requires only standard military batteries and is volumetrically efficient, using less than 200 in3.. In addition, the proposed technology will have manage humidity inside an enclosed protective suit. At the completion of the proposed Phase I effort, Mainstream Engineering Corporation will deliver the complete design for an active, man-portable, thermal-protection system. In addition, the Phase I effort will include an experimental evaluation of the major system components. This in-depth design and experimental evaluation will enable fabrication of a full-scale prototype at the start of a Phase II contract.

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