Development of both a Dockable and Hybrid Person-Wearable Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
Project development conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: Research and Development - 6 months
Phase 2: Prototype Construction and Validation Testing - 12 Months
Field testing 200 units in option exercised
Delivery of additional (200) units: Dec 08 - Jun 09 ($654, 601.00)
Contractor did not deliver units for field testing by contract close, but still expects to submit unit for approval in calendar 2010.
A dockable, hybrid SCSR that will enable breathable-air options to a worn device without exposing the wearer to contaminated ambient atmosphere.
The new SCSR will significantly improve the ability for miners to survive an underground mine fire or explosion. Today's SCSR's will provide only a finite amount of breathing air. New devices can provide a much longer supply limited only by the number of additional "add-on" supplies available.