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Advanced Finite Element Model Development for Characterization and Mitigation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77900
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-035-0277
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Finite Element Model Development for Characterization and Mitigation of Bone Conducted Sound Transmission in High Noise Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0039
Award Amount: $99,955.00
 

Abstract:

Improved characterization of the dominant paths of bone conducted sound transmission caused by external acoustic excitation for a person wearing a plug/earmuff combination is urgently needed for development of effective hearing protection in extremely high noise fields. This two phase program will achieve this ambitious goal through the extensive use of computer simulation techniques which are supported by bioacoustic and psychoacoustic experimental validation. The proposed research will develop an advanced finite element (FE) model of a human head with the important internal components necessary for simulating bone conduction, including the auditory system. An experienced team of experts in bone conduction, auditory mechanics, and finite element modeling has been assembled, including the Oto-Biomechanics group from Stanford University. The group's expertise in the modeling of auditory systems will be combined with the modeling of hearing protection systems offered by ATI. Phase I research will focus on the development and validation of FE models for the middle ear and the skull which are considered to be the critical components in bone conduction mechanics. These component models will be integrated into a whole head FE model during the Phase II research effort.

Principal Investigator:

Kenji Homma
Research Scientist
5409511284
kenji@adaptivetechinc.com

Business Contact:

William Saunders
President
5409511284
will@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
Research Institution Information:
STANFORD UNIV.
DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Sunil Puria
Contact Phone: (650) 723-8089
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university