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Microsystem for Controlling Warfighter Physiology

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Microsystem for Controlling Warfighter Physiology
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0162
Award Amount: $99,991.00


Orbital Research Inc (Cleveland, Ohio) with industry partner Cobham Mission Systems Division (Orchard Park, New York) intends to develop a Microsystem for Controlling Warfighter Physiology. This solution will enable extreme dive profiles involving free fall, combat dives and sustained exposure to altitude during extraction. The Orbital Research solution will draw upon state of the art breathing gas mixtures which are dynamically controlled and modulated according to mission demands. During this Phase I SBIR project the Orbital Research team will complete the seminal work of defining potential gas mixtures suitable for the representative dive profile, establish the model for the closed loop control and develop a breadboard lay up of envisioned product. The work will be done in anticipation of future testing to enable regulatory approval. Orbital Research will draw on extensive experience in warfighter physiology and harsh environment sensing and control. More than 15 years of MEMS valve experience combined with a present microsystem sensing physiology in F-22 Raptor cockpit leave Orbital Research perfectly positioned to successfully deliver a detailed summary of the state of the art opportunities to maximize the performance of combat life support systems.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Rood
Medical Products Manager
(216) 649-0399

Business Contact:

Joseph Snyder
Vice President
(216) 649-0399
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 341672688
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No