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Portable Medical Recorder

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86347
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0344
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MagiQ Technologies, Inc.
11 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Portable Medical Recorder
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0122
Award Amount: $98,858.00
 

Abstract:

In order to actively reduce the ambient noise and retain vocal recording clarity of medical personnel in a military operations environment, MagiQ Technologies proposes a breakthrough multi-stage noise cancellation scheme for the SB082-105 Portable Medical Recorder. The scheme combines a Quadrupole Microphone Array, a pre-processing Active Noise Cancellation Circuit and post-processing DSP algorithms (including adaptive look-direction filters and log-spectral amplitude estimation post-filtering techniques). This advanced scheme is based on our findings in developing our proprietary acoustic sensors. The design integrates state-of-the-art hardware/firmware and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components. Our approach has the following features: 1.Retention of vocal recording clarity by using advanced noise reduction techniques 2.Compact physical size, 1 inch x 2 inch x 0.5 inch 3.More than 4 hours recording and playback duration; can be longer if external speakers or headphones are used 4.Resistance to harsh environments (0C to 50C temperature, 80 psi pressure) 5.No moving mechanical parts to minimize device failures 6.Low cost (all COTS parts)

Principal Investigator:

Michael LaGasse
Vice President, Engineering
6176618300
mike@magiqtech.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Hammond
VP, Marketng
6176618300
andy@magiqtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAGIQ TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
11 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 134069784
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No