The goal of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical Station (FRSS) is to save both “life and limb”. During operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, USMC FRSS units identified a need for an oxygen generating system that is rugged, portable and uses less power than current capabilities. TDA Research, a technology developer that provides innovative solutions, has developed the Expeditionary Portable Oxygen Generator System (EPOGS) that meets all the requirements identified in MIL-STD-810G. Our system is lighter, uses less energy, produces more oxygen than current models which will increase the survival rate of Marines’ due to life threatening wounds. A world leader in providing superior technological solutions to the DoD and other government agencies, TDA is looking to partner with similar like-minded organizations.
TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) has developed a moisture stable igniter formulation for Navy countermeasure flares. TDA’s novel igniter has been shown to be up to 90% more stable to degradation in high humidity conditions than the current igniter formulations and is thus more reliably ignited when exposed to moisture. The moisture stable igniter formulation has energetic properties that are comparable to the current Navy igniter, with no loss in performance when substituted in Navy hardware. The formulation can be used as a drop-in replacement for the current Navy igniter and is relatively similar in cost. TDA is a small technology manufacturing, research and development company in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and intends to manufacture and supply the igniter formulation directly to the Navy and other customers.
Naval aircraft currently rely on lithium-ion batteries, but as energy demands continue to increase, there is a need for even higher energy density batteries. TDA Research develops aerospace and military hardware as well as manufactures advanced materials and currently is developing novel cathode materials for Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Our cutting edge research shows Li-S batteries offer the promise of twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, but because of limitations with the cathode material, the cycle life is too low. Prototype cells using TDA cathodes show high specific energy densities and long cycle life. Our goal is to develop Li-S batteries based on our cathode materials and when successful, the Navy could replace lithium-ion batteries with Li-S batteries, significantly improving SWaP constraints.