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Mining Contract: Development of both a Dockable and Hybrid Person-Wearable Self-Contained Self-Rescuer

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Contract #200-2007-19569
Start Date2/6/2007
End Date8/31/2009
Research Concept

Recent enacted legislation by the Federal and several State governments requires additional supplies of breathable air for individuals trapped underground during a mine escape. However, if a miner cannot successfully make transfers from one self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) to the next while in a toxic atmosphere, this additional supply of SCSRs may not be sufficient to enable the miners to escape. Effectively transferring from one SCSR to the next may prove to be especially difficult while under the mental stress of an emergency event. By simplifying this task and allowing miners to extend the useable life of the first SCSR they don, survivability should be greatly enhanced.

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Further contract details pending.

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