SBIR-STTR Award

Stackable Portable Oxygen Generator for Deployed Army Casualty Care
Award last edited on: 9/6/2022

Sponsored Program
SBIR
Awarding Agency
DOD : DHA
Total Award Amount
$1,349,997
Award Phase
2
Solicitation Topic Code
DHA211-009
Principal Investigator
Gokhan Alptekin

Company Information

TDA Research Inc (AKA: TDA Research LLC)

12345 West 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
   (303) 422-7819
   research@tda.com
   www.tda.com
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 07
County: Jefferson

Phase I

Contract Number: W81XWH21P0117
Start Date: 8/30/2021    Completed: 3/29/2022
Phase I year
2021
Phase I Amount
$249,997
The ability to deliver oxygen to patients requiring supplemental oxygen is an essential part of treatment for combat casualties who incur traumatic injuries. The current centralized oxygen generation and distribution system used by Army to meet this high oxygen demand is extremely heavy, maintenance intensive and require large dedicated power generators. Therefore, if the Army could replace the current centralized oxygen production and delivery system with a system of individual oxygen generators that are distributed to individual patients throughout the facility, it will make the overall oxygen delivery in combat casualty care to be more flexible and efficient. TDA Research proposes to develop a modular (stackable), compact, lightweight, ruggedized POC (referred to as miniPOC) for Army combat casualty care operations to provide medical grade oxygen for deployed medical facilities and personnel. The miniPOC will weigh less than 5 lbs and provide 6 LPM USP grade (minimum 90% vol.) oxygen (O2) at adjustable rates (1 to 6 LPM), both in continuous and pulsed operating modes. Two of these units can be stacked together to provide more than 10 LPM of oxygen flow for trauma casualties and other patients whose requirements are above 6 LPM.

Phase II

Contract Number: W81XWH-22-C-0095
Start Date: 8/23/2022    Completed: 12/28/2024
Phase II year
2022
Phase II Amount
$1,100,000
The ability to deliver oxygen individually to patients requiring supplemental oxygen in an efficient manner is an essential part of treatment for combat casualties who incur traumatic injuries. In this SBIR project TDA Research is developing a modular (stackable), compact, lightweight, ruggedized POC (referred to as the miniPOC) to provide medical grade oxygen for deployed medical facilities and personnel, during Army Combat Casualty Care Operations. In Phase I, we designed a lightweight ruggedized medical oxygen concentrator (TDA’s miniPOC) that generates >10 LPM of USP grade O2, using two autonomous units stacked together, each of which can individually deliver 6 LPM O2 product at > 90% purity. We showed that the weight of the OCM before ruggedization, excluding the battery will be between 5-6 lbs, which is significantly less than the competing systems, and our unit consumes significantly less power at < 30W/LPM. In Phase II we will further develop the ruggedized stackable portable oxygen generator, demonstrate its utility, and validate the prototype(s) through relevant rigorous testing at extreme operating conditions (>40°C, <0°C, humidity > 90%, 10,000 ft elevation). We will carry out tests at a 3rd party laboratory, demonstrating the operational capability of the system to meet the DHA requirements such as MIL STD, JECETS.