SPARS®: unique technologies
Personal parashuting rescue system for lowering person from high rise objects in emergency
The private Russian innovative Space Rescue System Ltd.
company (www.cosmic-rs.com) express its interest in finding partners for joint
mutually beneficial realization of the SPARS® project — the Autonomous Rescue Pneumo Chute Back-Pack System, a validated forefront escape solution for secure
rescue of untrained person from nearly any high elevation structure
(skyscrapers, offshore platforms etc.) in case of emergency when traditional
evacuation methods are impossible.
Since 2008 project development has been conducted from a concept to the level of
trial bench of validated and fully operational real scale demonstrators of
technology. As a result new class of individual escape inflatable chute with
landing shock damper was created in two versions: 1st — for trained personnel —
with Conical Shield Pneumo-Transformable Air-drag system (PARAKON®); 2nd — for
ordinary people — with Ring Canopy-Shield Screen Pneumo-Transformable Air-Drag
Both a variants represent a brand new inflatable air-frame chute technology and
do not have analogues in the world. The SPARS® meets the special Russian
National Standards (GOSTs) requirements. It’s intellectual property has been
protected – 3 Trademarks (™) and Patents on Invention in the Russian Federation
(7); United States (2); China; Japan (2); Singapore (2); Canada; S. Korea;
Australia; the Ukraine; Malaysia; Indonesia.
By now actual private investments in full-scale R&D of the SPARS® project, trial
production of prototype products and complex protection of intellectual property
rights totaled 7.2 million USD.
The SRS Ltd. has the following SPARS® assets available:
- the SPARS® Technical Data Sheet (TU 801130-547075064-01-10);
- the SPARS® Gas-Filing System Technical Data Sheet (TU 8042-017-45307693-2013);
- the full set of Working Design Documentation with drawings in paper and e-formats;
- the List of the technology “know-hows”;
- the SPARS® Manufacturing Process Specification;
- the trial bench of fully operational SPARS® products (technology demonstrators) on the stock;
- Certificates of conformity from the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM).
Now in order to industrialize brand new technology the SRS Ltd. is looking for a
Strategic (Global or Regional) Industrial Partner, Contracting Party or Share
Investor Party (Counterparty) to upgrade jointly the product up to commercial
level, run its production and set up global sales.
Concerning accurate assessment of the terms, timeframes and investments required
for SPARS® industrialization it is foreseen that a Counterparty from the region
where product itself (or its production) could be demanded (Europe, China, US,
Asia-Pacific etc.) could formulate and provide SRS Ltd. with the regional
authority technical requirements to upgrade the SPARS® product specifications
and also could determine the necessary level of licensing.
At the same time in order to reduce production costs it is desirable to find and
select a local manufacturer in the same region taking into account its technical
capabilities and possibility to use appropriate production process technologies.
The Counterparty sought should have expertise in specific areas as:
- thin coated/laminated fabric manufacturing;
- assembly of the inflatable thin fabric laminated structures;
- parachute canopy manufacturing;
- air-aspirator gas filling system manufacturing;
- plastics (carbon) manufacturing and forming;
- human field (air-borne) tests.
The Counterparty sought may be expected to undertake part of those activities or
provide financing for already existing outsourcing manufacturing solution in
Upon receiving the above mentioned information the SRS Ltd. could finalize the
design documentation, to fabricate a prototype with specifications meeting local
needs and to determine expected investments and timeframes necessary to prepare
and to run mass production of the product in the region.
The following forms of cooperation with the Counterparty sought as Joint
Venture, Technical, Manufacturing or License Agreements are feasible. Shares
Conditions in the business organization is a matter of further negotiations. SRS
Ltd. would be ready to demonstrate its good willing approach and to meet a
Counterpart in negotiations halfway with necessary flexibility in some critical
questions aiming to achieve mutually beneficial cooperation.
The technology offered has a global nature. Made by our request by the German
EMPORIS GMBH company the Review of High Elevation Buildings Global Commercial
Market shows that there are no means on the market for secure escape form
heights starting from 50 m and higher. Clients all over the world living or
working in high elevation buildings have practically no means of escape in case
of urgent emergency. According to sad statistics about 3-5% of those people
simply try to jump from the windows and perish. But according to fire statistics
every skyscraper experienced a fire once in every 47 years.
So now with 7300 skyscrapers (higher than 100 m) operational and more that 2600
under construction) and with more than 100000 high-elevation buildings (higher
than 12 floors) and more that 800 offshore platforms the commercial market
capacity for the Autonomous Pneumo Transformable Escape Chute is estimated about
The Governments market is significantly bigger but it requires for wide
implementation of that new technology some amendments into its local appropriate
norms and regulations.
The SPARS® Project devoted to creation of a unique inflatable technology
(devices and methods) for rescuing untrained people from high-rise facilities,
for example, upper floors of high-elevation buildings. The pneumatic
transformable SPARS® device and emergency escape method can be used for
individual rescuing a person from a high-rise facility, for example, a
multistory building, at fire or other emergency situation, when evacuation using
traditional methods is impossible.
The SPARS® meets General requirements for an emergency escape apparatus from
high-elevation facilities (RF STD Ð 22.9.08-2005 Safety in Emergency
1. Need for Alternative (not a Primary One) Means of Escape (a Last Resort
2. Urgent Evacuation of Person from High Elevation Buildings (50÷1000 ì);
3. Protection of Human from Dangerous External Environment during Descend;
4. Safe Landing of Untrained Human on Surface;
5. Individual Rescue System Should be Autonomous;
6. General Assembly Mass of the Rescue System Should not Exceed 30 kg;
7. Rescue System Operation by Untrained Personnel with weights 45÷120 kg ;
8. Ready-for-Use time max. 45÷60 s.
SRS Ltd. fulfilled scale R&D activities in cooperation with 18 Russian and
foreign firms in order to develop new state-of-art SPARS® rescue technology for
untrained person meeting tuff EMERCOM Human’s Landing Impact Toleration
Requirements. Validation tests were made using anthropomorphous measuring
station based on Hybrid-III test dummy. SPARS® Technical reliability – 98,7%.
The SPARS® complete Intellectually Property Rights and «know-how» protection was
made with PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) procedures is under way in 13
countries all over the world. 8 Russian’s, 8 International Patens and 3 Trade
Marks were received.
In 2011-14 two Russian EMERCOM certificates were received for the SPARS® use as
an emergency escape device in civil high elevation facilities.
General market estimations made by EMPORIS GmBH under request of SRS Ltd. shows
that there are over 7303 Skyscrapers Worldwide with the heights of from 100 m
till 828 meters and more than 50000 from 50 till 100 meters heights. Taking that
analysis into account the SPARS® Project may have potential market capacity up
to ˆ600-700 million per year.
Now the SPARS® Project is in the phase of finding strategic investor for
starting production. All the technical and technology documentation the SPARS®
Project and ready-to-go set of sub-contractors are available at the Space Rescue