Wireless Near-Infrared Devices for Neural Monitoring in Operational Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R167
Agency Tracking Number: 03SB1-0117
Amount: $749,961.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: SB031-010
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
1100 Alakea Plaza, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 043448575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Downs
 Director, Human Systems
 (808) 441-3607
Business Contact
 Joe Cooper
Title: VP, Fianance
Phone: (808) 441-3678
Email: joe.cooper@nova-sol.com
Research Institution
The rapid development of the telecommunications industry over the last decade has led to significant advances in several technologies. Two of these technologies, wireless networking chipsets and laser miniaturization, have made it possible to create a device for wirelessly monitoring neuronal activity. In this project, we proposed to utilize these technologies to create a wireless functional brain imaging system with applications in the cognitive neuroscience, brain-machine interface, and medical fields. In the first phase of this project, we designed and began building a two cell wireless continuous wave functional near-infrared brain imaging system. In Phase II, we propose to extend this technology, as a first potential product, to cerebral oxygenation status monitoring for military aircrews. Additionally, we will transition the technology to a university partner to validate and incorporate into a closed loop cognitive monitoring and reaction system.

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