Miniaturized Microenvironmental Sensor Package for Field Use
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
The US Army has developed computer models to predict and manage the physiological burden on soldiers in various situations, including combat. These models require environmental data on a micro scale from the area where operations are being conducted. ADATechnologies, Inc. has designed and fabricated a miniature Microenvironmental Sensor Package (MSP) to make local measurements of these necessary environmental parameters and send the data to a field portable, hand-held data collection/processing stationfor use in the computer models. Each MSP is self-contained with no moving parts, and is designed to collect data for up to 72 hours including temperatures, wind conditions, humidity, and precipitation. A GPS unit provides data on each MSP location, and aradio modem transmits data to the central collection point. Fully automated, the MSP needs no maintenance once deployed. In Phase II, ADA will reduce the weight of the MSP to under 12 ounces, and will finalize a rugged package design. The hand-held datacollection station will be programmed to automatically network the MSPs and process the transmitted data, and field trials of the system will be conducted. Twenty MSPs and four hand-held data collection stations will be delivered to the Army for extensiveevaluation.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Patrick French
Instruments Program Mgr.
Business Contact:Clifton Brown
VP, Technology Programs
ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130 Littleton, CO 80127
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