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Wearable Electronic Network Made from Discrete Parts

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Department of Defense
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2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Wearable Electronic Network Made from Discrete Parts
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-07-C-0019
Award Amount: $69,996.00


From a military standpoint, the ubiquitous incorporation of electronics as standard issue equipment for modern war fighters will undoubtedly increase exponentially in the near future. Information will need to be gathered, coalesced, and rapidly presented to the soldier in order to establish and maintain a decisive tactical advantage. In order to accomplish this in an efficient manner, Infoscitex (IST) is proposing to develop a method for fabricating a broadloom mesh network and allowing electrical connections to be formed across discontinuities in the final garment (Figure 1). This effort will involve the selection of e-textile yarns that demonstrate the appropriate electrical and mechanical properties, and the weaving of these yarns into the rip-stop layers of a broadloom fabric. Techniques will also be developed for making electrical connections that bridge seam boundaries to form continuous network paths, shielding these paths from electromagnetic interference, and allowing for the integration of external electronic devices into the network. The accomplishment of these objectives will form the centerpiece of an e-textile toolkit that will parallel the development of the circuit board in the electronics industry.

Principal Investigator:

Jeremiah Slade
Senior Engineer

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No