Primary Objective Develop a man portable system capable of extracting potable drinking water from air, obviating the need for costly and dangerous transportation (Expeditionary Track). TA1 Goal: Create a new and revolutionary class of sorbents that have high capacity, rapid water uptake and release sorbed water by compression enabled switching from hydrophilic to hydrophobic state. TA2 Goal: Design, construct and optimize a system capable of meeting the DARPA SWaP and output requirements by leveraging the SMAF compressive release capability developed in TA1.
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