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Fiber-Optic Instrumented Garments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40403
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4431 Lehigh Road, #201
College Park, MD 20740
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Wagreich
 (301) 806-1107
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Big Light Technology, Inc. proposes to develop a light weight, comfortable, flexible, form fitting instrumented garment. The instrumented garment will be capable of monitoring the skin temperature at multiple localized torso locations using fiber-optic sensors incorporated on a single optical fiber. The sensors are passive and will therefore require no external power. The method for monitoring the sensors is optical in nature and so they will pose no danger in the presence of combustible materials. The equipment for interrogating the sensors will be compact, light weight, low power, and cost effective, thus making possible a small battery powered unit that can be sewn into the garment or clipped onto the user's belt. This system will include all of the equipment required to monitor the embedded sensors in order to determine a potential low skin temperature hazard to the user.

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