WAHTER - Wearable Aircrew Hydration Tracking and Extended Recording

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: N182-114-0329
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-114
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-16
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW, Roanoke, VA, 24011
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joshua (David) Remer
 (434) 220-9448
 remerd@lunainc.com
Business Contact
 Ms. Hudson
Phone: (434) 483-4254
Email: submissions307@lunainc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Dehydration is a significant issue for both military and civilian personnel. However, it is of increased concern in the military fast-jet environment. Due to inconvenient urine relief mechanisms, aircrew can often become dehydrated over the course of an extended mission, whether intentionally or inadvertently. Dehydration is known to result in cognitive shortcomings, and given the complex nature of piloting an aircraft, such cognitive impairment has the potential to reduce mission efficacy or require mission termination. An increased incidence of these situations has spurred a desire to develop advanced, non-invasive aircrew hydration monitoring methods. Luna proposes development of an accurate, non-invasive dehydration measurement system optimized for the Naval fast-jet environment. This system, termed the Wearable Aircrew Hydration Tracking and Extended Recording systemor WAHTER will be designed for placement on extremities, and will function by monitoring the impedance of skin, which varies with systemic hydration status. The device will perform onboard open-architecture signal processing while consuming very little power, ensuring intervention-free operation even on missions exceeding 8 hours duration. Further, the device will be designed to interface with the Athena GTX HMAPS system, which is the central control unit of an advanced aircrew biometrics monitoring suite.

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