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Preventing Simulator Sickness of Onboard Flight Simulators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85143
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-011-0170
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-T011
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Preventing Simulator Sickness of Onboard Flight Simulators
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0119
Award Amount: $741,096.00
 

Abstract:

Current issues with forward deployed flight simulator sickness prevent flight simulators from being used to their fullest potential. Infoscitex and the Mayo Clinic have been jointly developing a system for incorporating a vestibular display into flight simulators. In the Phase I program, we successfully demonstrated that using the vestibular display with a fixed-base simulator reduces both the incidence and severity of symptoms associated with simulator sickness. We propose to further our studies in Phase II, leading to complete system integration and final testing in an operationally relevant environment. During the base period we will redesign and fabricate the hardware so that it meets all of the needs identified for this application. We will use this new hardware in a broad demonstration of the system across civilian subjects. In the first Option period we will further the tests and move into an operationally relevant testbed and military trainees, demonstrating the capabilities of our system to our military sponsors and other potential stakeholders.

Principal Investigator:

Anna Galea
Director of Technology De
(781) 890-1338
agalea@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director of Technology De
(781) 890-1338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Mayo Clinic
13400 East Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259-
Contact: Marilyn M. Louie
Contact Phone: (480) 301-6057