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UNOBSTRUSIVE DRIVER EYE MONITORING SYSTEM (UDEMS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21847
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21847
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systems Technology, Inc.
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: UNOBSTRUSIVE DRIVER EYE MONITORING SYSTEM (UDEMS)
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $72,221.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL CONCERNS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNOBTRUSIVE DRIVE EYE MONITORING SYSTEM (UDEMS). AN UNOBTRUSIVE EYEBALL/EYELID MOVEMENT SENSOR HAS ALREADY BEEN DEVELOPED THAT AMOUNTS TO THREE ELECTRODES MOUNTED IN A HEADBAND. THE ELECTRODES NEED NO PREPARATION, AND THE SENSOR PROVIDES STRONG, RELAIBLE EYE MOVEMENT WAVEFORMS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY UPON DONNING THE DEVICE AND ACTIVATING THE ELECTRONICS. WE PROPOSE HERE TO WORK TOWARDS THREE PHASE I OBJECTIVES: 1) CONDUCT DRIVING SIMULATION TESTS THAT WILL ESTABLISH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EYE MOVEMENT SENSOR OUTPUT AND RIVER DROWSINESS AND INATTENTION DURING LONG DRIVES; 2) OPTIMIZE SENSOR OUTPUT SIGNAL PROCESSING AND CRITERIA FOR DETECTING DROWSINESS AND INATTENTION; AND 3) CONDUCT PRELIMINARY VALIDATION TESTS WITH AN OPTIMIZED UDEMS AND ALARM/WARNING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF MAINTAINING DRIVER ALERTNESS OR ENCOURAGING REST BREAKS. GIVEN A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME, THE UDEMS COULD OPERATE AS A STAND ALONE DEVICE, OR COULD WORK COOPERATIVELY WITH VEHICLE BASED SYSTEMS THAT MONITOR DRIVER PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS ASSOCITED WITH DROWSINESS SUCH AS STEERING MOVEMENTS AND LATERAL LANE DEVIATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

R Wade Allen
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Systems Technology Inc.
13766 S Hawthorne Blvd Hawthorne, CA 90250

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