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
Contract Award: 7 Feb 07
Delivery of 10 Prototype units: 7 May 07
Prototype Testing: May 07 - Jun 07
Delivery of 52 Prototype units: Jun 07
Prototype Testing: Jun 07 - Feb 08
Option for additional (200) units: Feb 08 ($654, 601.00)
A dockable, hybrid SCSR that will enable additional sources of breathable air to be added 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 only provide about I hour of breathing air. New devices can provide a much longer supply limited only by the number of additional "add-on" air supplies available.
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