Propel Discusses Navy “Steam Suit” at the Naval Submarine Annual Symposium

January 9, 2018

Clare King, president of Propel, and Bethany Pollack, the company’s vice president for business innovation, discuss the “steam suit” the company designed and manufactured with help from the US Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research-Small Business Technology Transfer (or SBIR-STTR) program, designing for defense and more during a Nov. 2, interview with the Defense & Aerospace…

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Senator Jack Reed talks “Steam Suit” with Propel at the Naval Submarine League Annual Symposium

November 7, 2017
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Propel to Exhibit at the Naval Submarine League Annual Symposium in Washington D.C.

October 31, 2017

President, Clare King and Vice President, Bethany Pollack to Exhibit at Washington Show Propel will be exhibiting its new Damage Control Suit (Steam Suit) at the Navy Submarine League Annual Symposium, November 1st and 2nd, in, Arlington, VA. This suit was developed under a SBIR Phase III research and development contract funded by the TechSolutions…

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Propel & Governor Raimondo Attend the RITIN Meeting

October 19, 2017

Governor touts Rhode Island textiles industry during Richmond visit at Kenyon Industries October 18, 2017 11:54PM By Cynthia Drummond Westerly Sun staff writer RICHMOND — Gov. Gina Raimondo took advantage of a meeting with members of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to promote textiles as another sector of Rhode Island’s growing skilled manufacturing economy.…

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Propel LLC Awarded a Phase I SBIR from the Defense Health Agency

October 16, 2017

Propel LLC has been awarded a new Phase I SBIR from the Defense Health Agency “Compression Garment with Embedded Electronics for Ambulatory Health and Performance Monitoring”   Project Abstract:   The concept of operations for future warfighters includes real-time physiological health and status monitoring during mission operations. A compression e-garment that is capable of collection,…

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The Next Generation for Submarine Protective Gear

July 12, 2017

Take a look at Propel LLC’s Steam Suit Ensemble being featured at the Naval Sea, Air, and Space Expo.

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Specialty Fabrics Review – Under Pressure: Steamy Situations

July 1, 2017

Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s TechSolutions Program, the new steam suit was developed by the Naval Sea Systems Command and Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility, along with Propel LLC. It is currently being tested at sea by the crew of the USS Toledo and two other submarines. Read Article Here

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Propel To Sponsor Smart Fabrics Summit

March 10, 2016

To foster greater collaboration between the U.S. apparel, technology, and textile industries and to identify the public policies that could accelerate the design and manufacture of smart fabrics products by U.S. companies, the Department of Commerce in partnership with the Industrial Fabrics Association International will host the Smart Fabrics Summit on Monday, April 11, 2016.…

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Propel Awarded the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund Matching Grant

December 11, 2015

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced this year’s recipients of the Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (IRISBF) matching grants for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1 grant recipients: Propel LLC, Btech Accoustics LLC, Electro…

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Clare King to Speak at IDTech Ex

November 1, 2015

Smart Uniforms – A B-To-B Compelling Model For Smart Textiles Adding electronics into uniforms could increase worker safety and enhance situational awareness and operational capabilities. Clare King will talk about the challenges of designing and manufacturing smart uniforms, her company’s involvement over the last decade in the development of smart uniforms for fire fighters and…

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Case Studies

Submarine Damage Control Suit ‘Steam Suit’

Propel was awarded a Phase III contract to use the efforts of our Phase I Stitchless R&D to design, build, and prototype an improved Damage Control Suit for submarine use. The design brief described one suit to fit anyone from 5ʼ2” to 6ʼ4”. Propel was able to meet this extraordinary design challenge by creating an…

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Stitchless Seam Engineering

Topic Title: Seam Engineering: Stitchless Seam Technology US NAVY SBIR PHASE I&II AWARDS TOPIC No.: N122-134 PHASE II Contract No.: N00189-15-C-Z087 This project is a technology pathway to the future of garment making – exploring the potential for new Stitchless methods to replace sewing with needle and thread. For our customer – the US Navy…

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E-Textiles & Smart Integrated Uniform™

Propel is engaged in multiple DOD SBIR funded efforts, and its own efforts to develop e-yarns, e-textiles and smart garments with a goal of connecting the human to the system, such as the sailor to the shipʼs system. Topic Title: Electronically Functional Garment Systems: A Smart Integrated Uniform (SIU™) Demonstration Prototype SBIR Phase II: N143-127…

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WASP™: Wearable Advanced Sensor Platform

Propel is a key member of the multi-company, multi-university team that has worked with Globe Manufacturing LLC, Pittsfield NH, to develop the first workplace wearable to continuously monitor a firefighterʼs physiology and indoor location. WASP™ collects, transmits, and displays integrated user data in real time to a command station or remote monitoring location. Knowing where…

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