Portable Sensor Suite for GLOC Detection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0100
Award Id:
76512
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-H10-3111
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
733 Bishop Street, 28th Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
043448575
Principal Investigator:
J. Downs III
Director, Intelligent Systems
(808) 441-3607
hunter@nova-sol.com
Business Contact:
Joe Cooper
VP, Finance
(808) 441-3678
joe.cooper@nova-sol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Gravity-induced loss of consciousness (GLOC) and almost loss of consciousness (ALOC) continue to be significant problems in high-speed flight, often causing loss of aircraft and aircrew personnel. Although technologies have been developed in an effort to prevent such GLOC related mishap, including g-suits and straining maneuvers by pilots, these measures have proven inadequate in eliminating all instances of GLOC. As aircraft maneuverability and speed continue to improve, the need for a more effective GLOC detection and prevention system is apparent. This proposal describes a sensor suite, to be integrated into a flight helmet, that monitors neuro-physiological responses in order to detect GLOC or ALOC in aircrew. The sensors included in the suite will include, but not be limited to, fNIR and EEG systems. This sensor system will be portable, non-invasive, and suitable for the flight environment

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