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Mechanisms for Improving Fidelity and Efficacy of Centrifuge Training

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87440
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-012-0224
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-012
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
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: Mechanisms for Improving Fidelity and Efficacy of Centrifuge Training
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-10-C-0079
Award Amount: $743,653.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of our program is to create a device that can be used to aid in the training of proper execution of the Anti-G Straining Maneuver (AGSM). In the Phase I program, we completed human subjects recruitment, testing, and data analysis. We were able to note, to statistical significance, the positive impact that wearing and inflating the anti-G suit, straining, and use of an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) have on the augmentation index, and that the augmentation index appears to be a reliable metric to follow in the context of central vascular pressure assessments for assessing components of the AGSM and G-suit inflation. In the Phase II program we propose to continue this work and perform the engineering and validation tasks needed to bring the AGSM device ready for transition.

Principal Investigator:

Anna Galea
Principal Engineer
(781) 890-1338
agalea@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance&Contr
(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