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GPS-Based Tracking System for Trauma Patients

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: A045-026-0215
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T026
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-08-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-03-12
Small Business Information
14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
United States
DUNS: 182097444
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alison Brown
 President and CEO
 (719) 481-4877
Business Contact
 Kristin Mitchell
Title: Controller
Phone: (719) 481-4877
Research Institution
 Univ of Colo, Colorado Springs
 Terry Boult
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
United States

 (719) 262-3510
 Nonprofit College or University

This proposed effort develops a system that addresses two areas of concern in tracking the location and coordinating timing of events for trauma patients. Determining the timing of the treatment of trauma patients is an important aspect of increased survivability. Additionally, victims of mass trauma events may be sent to diverse locations for treatment. If the event involves a biological agent, it is desirable to be able to determine where the victims were sent to deal with the potential for possible contamination of others who come into contact with them. The effort proposed here will develop a prototype of a wearable software defined radio which can be attached to a trauma patient upon first contact by medical staff. The system will contain a software defined GPS radio as one of the waveforms, which will provide timing and location information to a central site via an ISM connection. This central asset will then make use of wideband communications (either with a cellular link, or other technical means) to send timing, location, and other patient information to a master site.

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