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Biodynamic and Cognitive Impact of Long Duration Wear of the JSF Helmet Mounted…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87498
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-031-0226
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2008
Title: Biodynamic and Cognitive Impact of Long Duration Wear of the JSF Helmet Mounted Display During Normal Flight Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0143
Award Amount: $79,982.00
 

Abstract:

Unites States Navy, United States Air Force, and European Air Force have documented neck injury rates of 50% or higher ranging from minor neck strain to cervical vertebral fracture. Lighter helmets were developed and implemented in hopes of reducing injuries, but the modern trend has been to mount all the critical information and symbology on the helmet. The neck load limits under operational conditions are unknown, so the Infoscitex team is developing a methodology for establishing measurement techniques to determine the physical and cognitive effects of long duration wear of the helmets during flight missions, and how that may impact pilot performance. IST has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. We are proposing a novel approach to meeting the requirements called for in the solicitation. At the conclusion of Phase II, we will have demonstrated our measurement techniques in a ground-based dynamic flight simulator.

Principal Investigator:

Kristen LeRoy
Group Leader, Electro-Mechanical Sy
7818901338
kleroy@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William F. Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

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