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A uMECS miniature blower for respiratory protection systems, Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-15-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0419
Amount: $967,825.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD14-103
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-09-17
Small Business Information
43 Thorndike St SG-1
Cambridge, MA 02141
United States
DUNS: 079234510
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Pratheev Sreetharan
 (617) 714-4553
Business Contact
 Pratheev Sreetharan
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 714-4553
Research Institution

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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