Mechanisms for Improving Fidelity and Efficacy of Centrifuge Training

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$743,653.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0079
Award Id:
87440
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-012-0224
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-012
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Anna Galea
Principal Engineer
(781) 890-1338
agalea@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance&Contr
(781) 890-1338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of our program is to create a device that can be used to aid in the training of proper execution of the Anti-G Straining Maneuver (AGSM). In the Phase I program, we completed human subjects recruitment, testing, and data analysis. We were able to note, to statistical significance, the positive impact that wearing and inflating the anti-G suit, straining, and use of an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) have on the augmentation index, and that the augmentation index appears to be a reliable metric to follow in the context of central vascular pressure assessments for assessing components of the AGSM and G-suit inflation. In the Phase II program we propose to continue this work and perform the engineering and validation tasks needed to bring the AGSM device ready for transition.

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