Multifunctional and Spectrally Dynamic Berth Light for Navy Shipboard Use

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0171
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0839
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-055
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129457037
Principal Investigator
 Hong Wei
 Research Staff Member
 (845) 897-0138
 hongwei@kentoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Le Li
Title: CEO
Phone: (845) 897-0138
Email: leli@kentoptronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I proposal introduces a medical/clinical research and product development program toward a spectrally dynamic berth light system that will provide, in addition to general lighting, effective resetting of the human body clock for a wide range of naval environments, where the circadian rhythm is frequently disrupted and high levels of vigilance are required. The berth light system rests on the existing berth light fixture currently in Navy shipboard, in which the original fluorescent tube is replaced with the specially designed LED tube that consists of an array of blue and KOI modified white LED elements together with the control electronics. The clinically proved light treatment protocols will also be pre-loaded into the system. The best general lighting from the white LED is achieved by material engineering on the white LED elements. In Phase I, a demo berth lighting fixture will be developed with proved functions of general lighting and circadian rhythm management based on the clinical research input. Phase II program and beyond develops and tests the prototype berth light system followed by the product commercialization.

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