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NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF CORE TEMPERATURE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8684
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8684
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gms Engineering Corp.
8940-d Route 108 Columbia, MD 21045
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF CORE TEMPERATURE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,791.00
 

Abstract:

IN THIS PROPOSED PHASE I SBIR RESEARCH EFFORT, WE WILL DEVELOP A TECHNIQUE FOR RAPID, NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF CORE TEMPERATURE FROM MEASURED PARAMETERS OF RESPIRED AIR (TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, AND VELOCITY). WE WILL MODIFY OUR EXISTING RESPIRATION TRANSDUCER (WHICH MEASURES TEMPERATURE AND VELOCITY OF RESPIRED AIR) TO INCLUDE INFRARED MEASUREMENT OF WATER VAPOR. WE WILL THEN CONSTRUCT A LABORATORY TEST BED FOR PARTIALLY SIMULATING THE HUMAN RESPIRATORY TRACT (ONLY THE THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE SIMULATED). THIS TEST BED WILL PERMIT CONTROL OF "CORE" TEMPERATURE AND CONTROLLED VARIATION OF THE TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, AND VELOCITY OF RESPIRED AIR. WE WILL USE THE TEST BED TO ACQUIRE DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A NONLINEAR MODEL OF CORE TEMPERATURE AS A FUNCTION OF RESPIRED AIR TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, AND VELOCITY; PRELIMINARY RESULTS INDICATE THAT THIS WILL BE POSSIBLE. FINALLY, WE WILL CONDUCT MEASUREMENTS IN A LIMITED NUMBER OF HUMAN SUBJECTS TO COMPARE PREDICTED CORE TEMPERATURE (FROM RESPIRATORY PARAMETERS) WITH ACTUAL CORE TEMPERATURE (DIRECTLY MEASURED WITH BOTH A RECTAL AND ESOPHAGEAL TEMPERATURE SENSOR). SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF THIS APPROACH WILL PERMIT NONINVASIVE, NONOBTRUSIVE CORE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT WITHIN A FEW BREATHS. IN ADDITION TO USE WITH COMBAT CASUALTIES, THIS TECHNIQUE SHOULD ALSO BE USEFUL IN HUMAN WORKLOAD STUDIES.

Principal Investigator:

S m falk
3019950508

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Gms Engineering Corp
8940-d Rte 108 Columbia, MD 21045

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