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Helmet Integrated Communication System with Optically Driven Earplug

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59340
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-162-06
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Micro Optics Technologies, Inc
8608 University Green #5 Middleton, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Helmet Integrated Communication System with Optically Driven Earplug
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-02-C-3040
Award Amount: $99,798.00
 

Abstract:

"A helmet based crew communication system is designed incorporating an opticallydriven earplug as well as active noise reduction signal processing at the crewstation. The optically driven earplug is added to the helmet communication systemto both increase the passive noise rejection through use of an earplug as well aswell as to improve intelligibility through use of an active earplug speaker. Theearplug is optically driven through free space to eliminate the wire connection ofconventional active earplugs to ease helmet don and doff limitations.The earplug small size and freedom from helmet connections also allows the helmet tocontinue to have conventional ear cup speakers for redundancy and use in active noisecancellation. Sensing microphones of either a conventional or fiber optic type arealso included for use with digital signal processing using compact low powerDSP chips. Active earplugs for improved communication in noisy environmentsincluding industrial, medical and law enforcement environments."

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Buchholz
President
6088310655
jbuch@fibersound.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Buchholz
President
6088310655
jbuch@fibersound.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Micro Optics Technologies, Inc.
8608 University Green #5, PO Box 620377 Middleton, WI 53562

EIN/Tax ID: 382642074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No