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Mask-on Hypoxia Training Device

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Department of Defense
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2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Technical Products Inc.
50 Pratts Junction Road Sterling, MA 01564-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Mask-on Hypoxia Training Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-14-C-0066
Award Amount: $79,720.00


The technical objective in Phase I of this development is to demonstrate a prototype mask-on hypoxia training technology that can form the basis for a system that: Provides pressure-on-demand airflow Can simulate oxygen levels from sea-level to 30,000-ft Is small enough to be portable (goal of an 18-in cube) Is light enough to be portable (goal of 25-lb) Does not use large compressed gas cylinders requiring refilling Incorporates appropriate biometric monitoring Interfaces to existing USN system for training control and oxygen delivery to the aircrew At the completion of the Phase I effort, TPI will have developed and demonstrated a prototype aircrew Mask-On Hypoxia trainer that meets all the basic requirements of the USN for a 30,000-ft + trainer. Phase II will allow TPI to fully engineer this prototype and mature it to the point where it can be comprehensively evaluated for both technical performance and by human subjects. The goal would be to have the device at a sufficient level of design maturity and with a complete portfolio of technical testing results such that the only step required for transition to a fielded product would be completion of formal human trials for acceptance by the USN.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Chambers
Vice President
(978) 422-3400

Business Contact:

Paul Chambers
Vice President
(978) 422-3400
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Products, Inc.
50 Pratt's Junction Road Sterling, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043547897
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No