Form-Fitting HAZMAT Diving Suit System for Protection Against Contaminated Water for Free-Swimming Diver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0018
Agency Tracking Number: N092-146-0472
Amount: $69,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N092-146
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Oxazogen, Inc.
1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, 48640
Duns: 933678369
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Carver
 Associate Scientist
 (989) 832-5590
 Carver@oxazogen.com
Business Contact
 James Plonka
Title: President
Phone: (989) 832-5590
Email: Plonka@oxazogen.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Dry diving suits currently available for use in category 1 contaminated water are not elastomeric. They are bulky, heavy, require assistance with both donning and removing and are therefore incompatible with the precepts of speed, agility, maneuverability and stealth, which form the foundation of modern combat diving. An entirely new design of dry suit is proposed, utilizing a highly chemically and biologically resistant coating on a dry diving suit. The innovative lightweight material will facilitate a new form-fitting, less restrictive suit that will allow combat divers to undertake missions with a greater degree of safety, while being protected from toxic chemicals and harmful pathogens that may be present in the water as well as maintain a high level of durability to abrasion. This will constitute a paradigm shift in dry suit technology.

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