Oxygen Concentrator for Injured Soldier Use

Period of Performance: 02/26/2016 - 08/28/2016

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Reactive Innovations, LLC
2 Park Drive Unit 4
Westford, MA 01886
Firm POC, Principal Investigator

Abstract

Expeditionary medicine requirements of the military require a portable O2 generator for the stabilization of injured warfighters. To help save soldiers lives, it is desired for medics to provide O2 enriched gas from a hand-held, portable device that concentrates the O2 from air. Adsorption based oxygen concentrators using compressors can be heavy and noisy while high temperature ceramic-based electrochemical oxygen concentrators require too high of a temperature and have difficulties surviving shocks. Improved systems are needed that are amenable to operating in the field while maintaining portability, low weight, and ease of operation. Toward these goals, Reactive Innovations, LLC proposes to develop a medical grade O2 concentrator that significantly improves the mass, volume, and power metrics for a field operable system.