Period of Performance: 08/26/2016 - 01/25/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Re2, Inc.
4925 Harrison Street Array
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


LIFELINE is a modular device that can be utilized by a single medic to increase efficiency of casualty extraction, getting both the medic and the casualty quickly out of harms way. The Phase I effort was highly successful in that it proved the feasibility of LIFELINE. The challenge of Phase I was designing a system that is quickly installed by one person, adapts to different S-MET vehicles, has the strength to lift 300-lb. casualties, is easily controlled by one person, and interfaces with standard-issue equipment. The extensive research generated an innovative approach for loading casualties onto vehicles. During Phase II, RE2 will continue to refine the LIFELINE design. Major emphasis would be placed on weight reduction to reduce the burden on the Soldier during installation. All design elements would be revisited to optimize the design and address any portions of the design that were not developed under Phase I. New prototypes will be developed to reduce risk throughout Phase II culminating in the demonstration of the final prototype which is ready for transition into Phase III.