Individual Cooling Equipment

Period of Performance: 07/25/2006 - 11/25/2006

$98.8K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Tiburon Assoc., Inc.
1421 Prince StreetSuite 210
Alexandria, VA 22314
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Develop an individual micro cooling system for ground mobility forces who are conducting mounted operations from armored High Mobility, Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV); Ground Mobility Vehicles (modified HMMWV s); and the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) with no environmental conditioning systems. Similar systems are also required for dismounted soldiers and rack mounted electronics, radio and communication gear. The hot desert environment compounded by closed crew compartments, protective clothing which restricts body breathing, and heat dissipated from the electronics, make the situation for the crew particularly tenuous and difficult to function at peak performance.