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A Tool to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity During Fire Mop-up Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52105
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2001-00027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, LLC
7617 MINERAL POINT ROAD SUITE 300 MADISON, WI 53717
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Tool to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity During Fire Mop-up Operations
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2001-33610-10398
Award Amount: $62,291.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research will design and build prototype hand-held tools intended to assist fire fighters during wildfire mop-up operations. The tools will incorporate operator adjustable heat gradient thresholds for processing sensor information permitting identification of burning debris that may be underground or buried by layers of ash. Telescopic poles will permit tool use while standing and is intended to promote worker comfort, safety, and productivity. The tools will be provided to experienced and inexperienced fire fighters during the 2001 fire season and to fire fighting equipment distributors to assess market interest. End-user feedback will assess tool functionality and durability. Input regarding potential enhancements will also be sought. Data collection by built in microprocessing elements will permit functional analysis, in conjunction with user feedback. Qualitative data will also assess user acceptance and estimations of enhanced productivity and job satisfaction.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Mundt
6088272467
Mundj@healthtechsys.com

Business Contact:

John H. Greist
Chief Executive Officer
6088272450
Greij@healthtechsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Healthcare Technology Systems, Inc.
7617 Mineral Point Road Madison, WI 53717

EIN/Tax ID: 392012151
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No