Unmanned CASEVAC Movement and Maneuver Controls

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-19-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7485
Amount: $503,634.92
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-066
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-20
Small Business Information
510 Earl Boulevard, Miamisburg, OH, 45342
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ms. Kristin Cable
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Mr. Christopher Hemmelgarn
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: contracts@crgrp.com
Research Institution
Rapid patient evacuation is critical to minimize injury or save the life of the warfighter. Unmanned air and ground vehicles (UAV/UGV) provide a solution to enable quick casualty evacuation leveraging multi-purpose vehicles such as cargo transport. However, unmanned systems were typically not designed for human transport and may potentially create physiological stresses that exceed that of current evacuation platforms. It is necessary to have a better understanding of the effects of flight on injuries such as head trauma, chest and lung trauma, abdominal bleeding, and long bone fracture to guide flight parameters on future UAV/UGV CASEVAC missions. CRG proposes to develop movement and maneuver constraints to safely evacuate the patient.CRG is translating current knowledge on movement limitations into flight control modifications based on injury. Software is being developed, taking into consideration injury specifics, prioritizing appropriately for operational realties, medical equipment availability, and interventions performed. CRG has assembled a multi-disciplinary team, comprised of biomedical engineers, flight physicians, statisticians, algorithm developers, and flight controls experts to provide and transition a solution to the field.

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