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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,991.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0018
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-146-0472
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-146
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Oxazogen, Inc.
1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, 48640
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933678369
Principal Investigator:
Peter Carver
Associate Scientist
(989) 832-5590
Carver@oxazogen.com
Business Contact:
James Plonka
President
(989) 832-5590
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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