Personal Area Network for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$730,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-04-C-0019
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0442
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-159
Small Business Information
AWARE, INC.
338 Conant Rd, Weston, MA, 02493
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
130786572
Principal Investigator
 Richard DeVaul
 Chief Technical Officer
 (781) 642-9622
 rich@awaretechs.com
Business Contact
 John Carlton-Foss
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 642-9622
Email: sahill@awaretechs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During Phase I, AWare developed hardware, firmware, and software for a bench-testable prototype inductive near-field Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM). We tested and characterized that prototype, which includes multiple channels with error correction. Here, we review the results of Phase I, and relate the results back to Phase I, Phase I Option, and Phase II requirements as enumerated in the original topic solicitation. For Phase II, we propose to continue development of the Phase I system (including process engineering and preliminary field testing) and then to explore alternative technologies to produce one or more alternative prototypes. AWare will select the best among the alternatives and the original designs, and will produce the 10 prototype WPAN systems that are suitable for field trials and performance measurements. Furthermore, we address commercialization in detail. We identify potential markets and customers. We discuss in detail the surrounding technologies and collaboration with providers of associated and complementary technologies.

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