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Low Profile Night Vision Goggle Mounting Solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240519P0024
Agency Tracking Number: S191-003-0014
Amount: $149,980.62
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM191-003
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-25
Small Business Information
443 W Manchester Road, Spring Lake, NC, 28390
DUNS: 035214856
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keaton Friedman
 (919) 995-3501
Business Contact
 Keaton Friedman
Phone: (919) 995-3501
Research Institution
The current method of stowing night vision goggles (NVG) on the helmet when not in use is a recognized source of acute and chronic neck injury.A mechanical solution that allows the NVG to be stowed in a position that reduces torque on the operators neck is required. Such a solution would reduce the users fatigue in operation as well as the likelihood of long-term chronic injury by moving the center of gravity (COG) of the helmet when the NVG is stowed to a more neutral position.Current night vision mounting solutions do not possess the necessary degrees of freedom required to sufficiently mitigate this risk. Research is required to establish the feasibility of a suitable solution. Furthermore, commercially off the shelf (COTS) solutions do not address several other known problems.

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