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STI-TP-1120-Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H14
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Systems Technology Inc.
13766 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: STI-TP-1120-Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0197
Award Amount: $99,957.00


Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) in Iraq and Afghanistan has often been conducted remotely from the point of injury (POI) due to medical vehicle vulnerability to attacks. However, 90% of all soldiers who have historically died due to battle injuries did so before they were treated at a medical facility [Ref. 1], with hemorrhage being the overriding cause. To improve these statistics the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle/Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) has been developed, tested and recently deployed. By making the HAGA more survivable to IED and combat, its mission now includes POI treatment. But because of the very limited number of HAGA's that have been produced there have been none available for stateside training. Consequently the first time combat medics see the HAGA is in theater, and a capability gap due to training exists for combat medics newly assigned to the HAGA. STI proposes the Combat Medic Simulator (CMS), employing Fused Reality and offering various hardware configurations so that training requirements can be optimally matched with available resources and constraints. CMS virtual training will include equipment familiarization, communications, operations in visually degraded environments, night vision goggle emulation, casualty assessment/treatment/movement, and casualty disposition.

Principal Investigator:

Ed Bachelder
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Sanjeev Weerasuriya
Small Business Information at Submission:

Systems Technology, Inc.
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250

EIN/Tax ID: 951957989
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No