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An Active Noise Reduction Communication Earplug for Helicopter Crew

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73732
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-199-2839
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: An Active Noise Reduction Communication Earplug for Helicopter Crew
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-05-C-0012
Award Amount: $69,990.00
 

Abstract:

Helicopter crewmembers must function in an environment with high background noise that can cause hearing damage. With current hearing protection, excessive noise exposure may still occur in 30% of the aviation environments. We propose to extend the capabilities of the standard passive communication earplug by implementing our proven adaptive, active noise reduction (ANR) algorithms. In Phase I we package microphones within the earplug and demonstrate enhanced noise reduction performance enabled by ANR, using standard development electronics to implement the algorithms. In Phase II we focus on transitioning the algorithm implementation to electronics actually housed within the earplug while ensuring the safety and comfort of the users.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Giban
Principal Investigator
7037887791
ggibian@plansys.com

Business Contact:

David M. Pickett
Group Vice President
7037887722
dpickett@plansys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston Plaz Reston, VA 20191

EIN/Tax ID: 520959900
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No