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A Personal Active Communication Systme for Use in Extreme Noise Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59338
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-162-02
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adaptive Technologies, Inc.
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 3040 Blacksburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Personal Active Communication Systme for Use in Extreme Noise Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-03-C-0009
Award Amount: $749,516.00
 

Abstract:

"The Patuxent River Naval Air Warfare Center (Aircraft Division)is working towards the completion of a personal double hearingprotection (DHP) communication system for use in extreme noiseenvironments. This Phase II program has been designed to finishthe identification of best-possible performance for DHPcommunication systems, followed by successful prototyping of asystem that will be available for Phase III manufacturing andacquisition. The Phase II component development will launch fromsuccessful Phase I prototypes (e.g. ACCES, the QuietCommTMtechnology, and improved headset noise attenuation), leading totwo successive generations of DHP system prototypes delivered tothe Navy at the midterm and final month of the project,respectively. The prototypes will integrate R&D-basedimprovements in passive noise attenuation characteristics, aswell as state-of-the-art features in noise canceling microphones,ANR system designs, and wireless technologies.BENEFITS: The benefits of the extreme-noise, personal active communication system for U.S. Navy personnel include significantly reduced occurrences of hearing loss and improved battle situation readinessthrough improved speech intelligibility between tower, cockpit, and flight deck personnel. Additional DOD applications include tank pilots, crewmen in the U.S. Marine's AAAV, and shipboard engine room crew. Commercialization of the advanced ANR earplugand noise-reduction microphone will be ap

Principal Investigator:

Michael A. Vaudrey
Vice President
5409511284
mike@adaptivetechinc.com

Business Contact:

Michael A. Vaudrey
Vice President
5409511284
mike@adaptivetechinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Adaptive Technologies, Inc.
1700 Kraft Drive Suite 2350 Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541688539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No