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Ultraviolet Communication for Medical Applications

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Hitron Technologies
3151 Custer Drive Suite C Lexington, KY 40517-4066
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Ultraviolet Communication for Medical Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-12-C-0037
Award Amount: $99,918.00


Hitron Technologies, Inc. (HTI), collaborating with University of California at Riverside (UCR), proposes to develop a solar blind Ultraviolet Communication (ULCO) System for battlefield casualty management. The ULCO allow secure, encrypted, high data rate, and two-way communication between a medic and medical devices with casualties through a unique transceiver design, and achieves excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and quantum noise limited photon-counting detection by using low cost, small size, low power, high reliability deep UV light emitting diodes (LEDs), and high sensitive, high gain photomultiplier tubes (PMT). In additional, innovative connection with external GPS device or embedded GPS module enables a smart adjustable ULCO system for communication at large distance. The design of ULCO ensures the safety of the system obey the limits imposed by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Integrated with existing military wireless medical devices, the ULCO system provides the medic better flexibility to safely and remotely monitor multiple casualties. In phase I, a breadboard ULCO prototype will be developed to demonstrate a two-user two-way data communication. In Phase-II a multi-user data communication ULCO system will be developed with smart self-adjustment function enabled by GPS.

Principal Investigator:

Jiafu Luo
Senior Scientist
(603) 233-3231

Business Contact:

Hailiang Zhang
(603) 233-3231
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Hitron Technologies
7630 First Place Bedford, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 273455031
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No