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Data Logger for Measuring Body Dynamics in Spaceflight Environment (MBISE)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18P1949
Agency Tracking Number: 186883
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H12
Solicitation Number: SBIR_18_P1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-15
Small Business Information
200 Boston Avenue, Suite 1000
Medford, MA 02155-0215
United States
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Court
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 Jared Keegan
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Research Institution

During dynamic events such as launch, ascent abort, atmospheric reentry, descent, and landing, crewmembers will experience significant inertial and vibrational loading.  To this date, data has not been collected in flight.  There is particular interest in the chest, neck, and head region, which are exceptionally sensitive areas.  Quantifying the loading on the crewmembers will allow refined simulations that can lead to improve safety, reduce injury, and more efficient designs.Midé proposes leveraging the commercially available Slam Stick as the foundation for the effort.  This device was originally developed for shock and vibration testing of the F-18 and achieves nearly all of the required capabilities in the current state.  The Slam Stick is already equipped with gyros, accelerometers, temperature, pressure, selectable triggers, battery powered, and has required accuracy, sample rate, and processing power.  Key improvements to the power system, increased gyro performance, and packaging will be the primary goals of the Phase I effort.  The Phase II effort can then focus on system packaging and testing for flight.The final system will increase the capabilities of Midé’s data logger line.  With exceptional commercial and government sales, Midé continues to invest resources in the product line.

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