STI-TP-1120-Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,957.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0197
Award Id:
96864
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H14-3086
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD 09-H14
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, 90250
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028281020
Principal Investigator:
Ed Bachelder
Principal Investigator
(310) 679-2281
edbach@systemstech.com
Business Contact:
Sanjeev Weerasuriya
Treasurer
(310) 679-2281
exec@systemstech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) in Iraq and Afghanistan has often been conducted remotely from the point of injury (POI) due to medical vehicle vulnerability to attacks. However, 90% of all soldiers who have historically died due to battle injuries did so before they were treated at a medical facility [Ref. 1], with hemorrhage being the overriding cause. To improve these statistics the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle/Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) has been developed, tested and recently deployed. By making the HAGA more survivable to IED and combat, its mission now includes POI treatment. But because of the very limited number of HAGA's that have been produced there have been none available for stateside training. Consequently the first time combat medics see the HAGA is in theater, and a capability gap due to training exists for combat medics newly assigned to the HAGA. STI proposes the Combat Medic Simulator (CMS), employing Fused Reality and offering various hardware configurations so that training requirements can be optimally matched with available resources and constraints. CMS virtual training will include equipment familiarization, communications, operations in visually degraded environments, night vision goggle emulation, casualty assessment/treatment/movement, and casualty disposition.

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