NBC Personnel Cooling Suit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
USZA22-02-P-0022
Agency Tracking Number:
S012-0023
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Deming
Program Manager
(508) 481-5058
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
Kang Lee
President
(508) 481-5058
klee@aspensystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small portable personal cooling system that may be used by the Special Operations Forces with or without NBC protective clothing. The approach proposed will rely on our miniature refrigeration technology previouslydeveloped. Our rotary compressor, developed to provide 300 Watts of cooling will be scaled up to meet the SOCOM requirements of 500 Watts. Technical risk is minimized as we have successfullly demonstrated that we can scale our compressor design up anddown as the application requires. A prototype cooling system will be fabricated prior to the end of the Phase I program, demonstrating the feasibility of our approach. The vapor compression based personal cooling system developed in this program willextend the operational effectiveness of the SOF operators and increases survivability in critical missions. Potential commercial applications of the product are numerous including uses in hazardous waste clean-up and disposal, mining, metal processing,power plants, law enforcement, the racing industry, fire fighting, and motorcycle riders. The proposing team is well positioned to quickly exploit these market opportunities."

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