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Lightweight, Compact Survival Rafts

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CJ19P
Agency Tracking Number: 154101
Amount: $124,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-17
Small Business Information
2071 North Main Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801-2071
DUNS: 191707652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Weitz
 Principal Investigator
 (307) 751-9151
Business Contact
 Ronald Kensey
Title: President
Phone: (307) 751-1125
Research Institution
An advanced, lightweight inflation system is proposed that will reduce weight to at least 1/2, and down to 1/10 that of current inflation systems. A novel ingress system is also proposed that will greatly aid the boarding of survival rafts especially stressed, injured, frightened or otherwise complromise people in the water. Weight losses and fabrication advances in the inflatable portion of a raft package, being developed under a separate effort, promise to reduce overall package weight to a total package reduction of 2/3, with a goal of 12 pounds or less for a 6 person raft.

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