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AeroQUEST: Aeromedical Quantified Understanding via Experimental Standards Toolkit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-18-C-0311
Agency Tracking Number: H17C-001-0003
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17C-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-02-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-31
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Feeney
 (937) 490-8000
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
 University of California, San Diego
 Ann Tsueng
Office of Contract and Grant A University of California, San
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

 (858) 822-5808
 Nonprofit College or University

Adverse physiological events (PEs) have plagued warfighters piloting military aircraft, in particular PEs involving hypoxia and cockpit cabin decompression. Though there has been a large variety of research performed in trying to understand the problems and why theyre caused, there are inefficiencies due to the lack of standardized cross-laboratory protocols, procedures, and metrics. To address this challenge, Aptima and partners at The University of CaliforniaSan Diego propose to develop AeroQUEST (Aeromedcial Quantified Understanding via Experimental Standards Toolkit). AeroQUEST will be a distributed system enabling aviation medicine and human performance researchers to implement essential actions to design studies, execute study designs, and analyze collected data and results in a standardized fashion. The system will include a dynamic user interface that allows researchers to design, compare, and contrast current study designs with that of other labs, allow researchers to interface with a standardized set of sensors for data collection via the HPML standard, and allow researchers to analyze and disseminate data and study designs across laboratories as necessary. When complete, the AeroQUEST system will ultimately contribute to bolstering the fidelity and replicability of studies across laboratories, which will ultimately lead to the development of mitigation strategies for PEs of interest.

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