Low Profile Night Vision Goggle Mounting Solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240519P0025
Agency Tracking Number: S191-003-0050
Amount: $148,629.60
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
25 Piscataqua Drive, Newington, NH, 03801
DUNS: 011144289
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Brad Kunkel
 (603) 431-1331
Business Contact
 Mr. Doug Harwood
Phone: (603) 431-1331
Email: doug.harwood@wilcoxind.com
Research Institution
Under Phase I, a feasibility study will consider key system trades to meet the goals of the program. The goals include development of three innovative concepts for a new low profile night vision goggle (NVG) mounting solution with 2 or 3 positions, which are operationally suitable/applicable to the specified NVGs and ballistic helmets. These creative design concepts will reduce the systems profile, center of gravity and position the NVG to minimize neck torque in the stowed position. Additional design considerations includes power/data cables from battery pack, helmet conformity and integrity, weight, interoperability, standby operational capability and retrofit to existing NVGs with minor modifications.New high performance NVGs come with improved capability yet increases in size, weight, power consumption and complexity; thereby increasing NVG system profile and neck torque. These NVGs have been introduced mostly relying upon proven legacy mounting solutions. In some cases, new battery packs have been added to maintain system operational availability. Further references to Neck Torque study provide insights to ergonomic use. Modeling analysis of the NVG profile, center of gravity system weight resulting in neck torque will be determined in the study; these new mount designs will be compare and assessed versus traditional legacy mounting solutions.

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