Graphene CBRN Overgarment
ID: AF242-0009Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

Graphene CBRN Overgarment

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open May 15, 2024 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the topic "Graphene CBRN Overgarment" as part of their SBIR 24.2 Annual solicitation. The objective of this research is to develop a two-part CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) protective overgarment using Graphene. The first part of the overgarment aims to protect the wearer from CBRN agents while reducing weight and thermal load. The second part involves using Graphene to create lightweight ballistic plating up to level III+. The goal is to create a protective suit that allows the wearer to don more protective pieces to areas such as the arms and legs. The research will involve testing the breakthrough times of the Graphene suit against CBRN agents and comparing them to current protective overgarments and HAZMAT suits. Additionally, ballistic test results will be conducted to ensure the Graphene plates meet or exceed the standard of current plates. The project will be conducted in two phases, with Phase I focusing on testing the suitability of Graphene as a replacement material and Phase II involving the development of a proof-of-concept prototype. In Phase III, the awardee(s) will work on commercialization, manufacturing methods, cost analysis, and finalizing the suit's capabilities. The research must be validated by each branch of service before acquisitions take place to replace the current JSLIST (Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology). The solicitation is open until June 12, 2024. For more information, visit the SBIR topic link or the solicitation agency website.

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