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Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72844
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-057-1874
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: 2006
Title: Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6623
Award Amount: $749,963.00
 

Abstract:

Advancements in subminiature earphone drivers will provide needed improvements in active noise reduction (ANR) earplug attenuation magnitudes and bandwidth. Prior investigations have illustrated a need for improvements in frequency response, sound power output, geometrical configurations, and ease of manufacturing for drivers that are optimized for military ANR earplug applications. This Phase II program builds on successful theoretical descriptions for improved earphone driver parameters, and specific conceptual improvements that were proven with Phase I prototypes. Phase II program objectives seek to continue improving the prototype earphone driver designs and identify low-risk paths to reasonable-cost manufacturing methods. Adaptive Technologies, Inc. has extensive experience designing completely-in-the-canal ANR earplugs. Past development work has led to new open-loop earphone driver characteristics that will improve their attenuation performance. Phase II earphone drivers will be built to meet those characteristics. This program is expected to end with high yield manufacturing plans in place for improved earphone drivers that provide at least twice the ANR performance of conventional driver designs.

Principal Investigator:

Andre Goldstein
Research Scientist
5409511284
andre@adaptivetechinc.com

Business Contact:

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

ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2020 Kraft Drive Suite 3040 Blacksburg, VA 24060

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