NASA KSC Award: cryogenic life support projects

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012

Award - Nov 05, 2012

General Information

NAIS Posted Date: Nov 05, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 05, 2012
Noncompetitive Action: No
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Contract Award Date: Sep 27, 2012
Contract Award Number: NNK12OB28C
Solicitation Number: NNK12426194L
Contract Award Amount: 818693
Contractor: BSC Life Support, LLC 115 E Indiana Ave Deland, FL 32724
Contractor DUNS Number: 039830167
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


The prime engineering support contractor shall be responsible for the design, development, and testing of cryogenic life support projects including, but not limited to; a two hour low profile liquid air for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SBCA) with an attitude independent pickup, storage and filling station to support the liquid air SCBA, Liquid Oxygen based retrofit kit for existing commercial rebreathers, and a liquid air based storage solution for mine shelter chambers.


1.Cryogenic Breathing Aparatus (CRYOBA) - This sub-project shall be for the purpose of developing a two hour, low-profile, liquid air SCBA prototype with an attitude independent pick up termed Cryogenic Air Breathing Apparatus (CryoBA) for use in escaping from an underground mine.

2.Liquid Oxygen Retrofit Kit (LOXK)- This sub-project shall be for the purpose of developing liquid oxygen supply systems for existing mine entry/rescue closed circuit breathing apparatus (CCBA).

3.Cryogenic Air Storage and Fill Station (CryoASFS) - This Annex shall be for the purpose of developing CryoASFS for the Cryogenic Air Breathing Apparatus (CryoBA). Specific objectives are to conduct a concept study, fabricate, test and document operational cryogenic air supply systems, and adapt, evaluate in conjunction with cryogenic air breathing apparatus.

4. Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CRYORASS) - This sub-project shall be for the purpose of developing cryogenic supply systems for Refuge Alternatives. Specific objectives are to conduct a feasibility study for cryogenic air and oxygen application, fabricate, test and document operational prototype supply systems, and adapt and evaluate systems for retrofitting into, or in conjunction with, existing refuge chambers.

Point of Contact

Name: Suzanne Blubaugh
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-1701
Fax: 321-867-1188

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