SHIPBOARD INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$43,700.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8320
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Research Lab
1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy - Ste, Arlington, VA, 22202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
K F CANNON
(703) 892-0150
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DOCUMENTED "LESSONS LEARNED" AND INVESTIGATION REPORTS FROM NAVAL SHIPBOARD DISASTERS HAVE CITED NEEDS FOR IMPROVED PROTECTION FOR DAMAGE CONTROL/FIREFIGHTER (DC/FF) PERSONNEL. IMPROVEMENTS RECOMMENDED GENERALLY HAVE ADDRESSED SINGLE ITEMS AND INCREMENTAL CHANGES TO MEET A SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE SHORTFALL. IT IS PROPOSED THAT A SYSTEMS APPROACH BE UTILIZED TO UPGRADE INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION AND DC/FF CAPABILITY WITH A SHIPBOARD INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION SYSTEM (SIPS). FUTURE SHIPS BECAUSE OF REDUCED MANNING WILL REQUIRE MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE DC/FF PERFORMANCE. THE SIPS WILL PROTECT THE INDIVIDUAL AGAINST MULTIPLE HAZARDS, WILL REDUCE FATIGUE AND WILL PERMIT A LONGER STAY AT THE FIRE SITE WHILE ENHANCING FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITY THROUGH HUMAN ENGINEERING. PHASE I WILL DEFINE THE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND PROVIDE SUBSYSTEM AND COMPONENT FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTIONS.

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