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Neuro-physiological Optical Sensor Suite for Gravity-Induced Loss of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76511
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-H10-3076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Srico, Inc.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD COLUMBUS, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Neuro-physiological Optical Sensor Suite for Gravity-Induced Loss of Consciousness Monitoring and Intervention
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-05-M-0101
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

Real-time monitoring of the physiological state of pilots flying high performance tactical aircraft would offer significant benefits to the prediction and detection of gravity-induced loss of consciousness (GLOC) and almost loss of consciousness (ALOC) and thus help prevent aviation mishaps and loss of lives and aircraft. Such measurements are typically difficult to accomplish because the sensor technologies currently available are hard to attach to and remove from human subjects. However, it is of increasing importance that miniature, compact, reliable and rugged sensor technologies be developed to monitor the neuro-physiological response of the brain in stressful operational environments, including the tactical cockpit, if significant performance and safety improvements are to be achieved. This proposal addresses development of a real-time neuro-physiological optical sensor suite for the prediction and detection of gravity induced loss of consciousness (GLOC), and almost loss of consciousness (ALOC). An all-optical sensor that combines Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and optical electrodes (PhotrodeT) would provide a reliable device that could be integrated with a flight helmet. The sensing system would be suitable for integration with tactical aircraft cockpit and control systems to provide a reliable means to rapidly detect the onset of GLOC, provide alert/alarm functions and an autopilot recovery mechanism.

Principal Investigator:

S. Kingsley
Chief Scientist
6147990664
skingsley@srico.com

Business Contact:

Judith C. Sriram
VP/Business Manager
6147990664
judith@srico.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SRICO, INC.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD COLUMBUS, OH 43235

EIN/Tax ID: 311344955
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No