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Ruggedized Medic

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
3520 U.S. Highway 1 Palm Bay, FL 32905
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Ruggedized Medic
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAMD17-02-C-0042
Award Amount: $111,555.00


"The Army medical community needs a small ruggedized computer for use in combat casualty care and field health support operations. This device must meet the functional needs and requirements of the field medical first responder and be of a rugged naturesufficiently robust to withstand and operate in the severe environmental conditions operationaly encountered. In response to this requirement, Paravant proposes a coordinated modification and redevelopment effort to provide an operating Rugged Medichandheld computer, using Paravant's existing RHC-1000 (Windows CE/Linux) and RHC-500 (Palm OS) rugged handheld computer designs as a baseline. The resulting Rugged Medic computer will provide a unique environmentally sealed implementation of the (PIC)read and write system, as well as a user available PCMCIA interface card slot to facilitate such functionality as high speed wireless LAN, FDA certified diagnostic modules such as the QRS EKG, commercial and military SASM equipped GPS, and other type IIPCMCIA based custom and commercial peripherals. Paravant expects a significant commercial market to exist for this effort both with the DOD and in the private sector marketplace. Within the DOD, it is noted that there are close to ten thousand US Armyfirst responder medics that could utilize this advanced technology to better perform their jobs of saving and prolonging life until primary care can be reached. The Marines and Special Forces medi

Principal Investigator:

Lary Beaulieu
Sr. VP - Engineering

Business Contact:

Arthur Lowe
Contracts Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Paravant, Inc.
3520 U.S. Highway 1 Palm Bay, FL 32905

EIN/Tax ID: 582487888
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No