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Medical Capability Simulator Interface Tool for OneSAF

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
96870
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H16-3066
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H16
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Medical Capability Simulator Interface Tool for OneSAF
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0163
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Testing and validation of new medical devices and technologies for use in combat is at present a cumbersome process. Live exercises, though vital for certification, are costly. In contrast, simulations can be run at speeds faster than real-time for a fraction of the cost of live exercises. Thus, simulations could be used to speed the validation process. OneSAF, the Army''s mission simulator presently cannot model emerging medical technologies. Vecna proposes an open system specification and interface tool prototype that interfaces OneSAF with real or simulated combat medical technologies to evaluate their use. The interface tool includes several innovations. First, the OneSAF Instrumented Soldier is an extension of the OneSAF soldier model that incorporates functional models of behavior. Second, a general open system framework for physiological models is used to provide basic modeling of key physiological processes and also, easy incorporation of more detailed models. Third, a graphical interface specification tool is used for defining relevant inputs and outputs of a real or simulated medical device, and for how these interact with the physiological model framework. For Phase 1, Vecna will implement prototypes of these capabilities, and test them with a simulated medical device using a OneSAF mission scenario.

Principal Investigator:

Andreas Hofmann
Director Of Machine Learning
6178640636
ahofmann@vecna.com

Business Contact:

Michael Bearman
Vice President/General Counsel
2409654500
mbearman@vecna.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID: 522152399
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No