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Cockpit Electromagnetic Radiation Testing And INterpretation (CERTAIN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: HR001121C0088
Agency Tracking Number: D20T-18-0308
Amount: $224,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: HR001120S0019-18
Solicitation Number: HR001120S0019.T
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-15
Small Business Information
39655 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA 94560-1111
United States
DUNS: 184609621
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Kovacs
 (510) 592-3000
Business Contact
 Gregory Kovacs
Phone: (510) 592-3000
Research Institution
 Timothy Broderick
40 S Alcaniz St
Pensacola, FL 32502-6008
United States

 (850) 202-4471
 Nonprofit College or University

There is potential for intense, pulsed and non-uniform electromagnetic fields (EMFs) to exist within DoD tactical aircraft, and the potential for such EMFs to degrade pilot performance and lead to serious mishaps including loss of life. Proposers will begin with a methodical study of the actual EMF environments in the cockpits of representative aircraft to establish nature of any extreme fields present. Guided by the results of that investigation and leveraging decades or prior work, proposers will prototype a small, wearable “EMF dosimeter” that can monitor EMFs in an operational environment. If Phase II is funded, the wearable device will evolve into a high-performance, pilot-wearable EMF monitor to record and analyze EMF environments and flight dynamics during sorties, as well as simultaneously recording pilot physiologic and performance data. In addition proposers will develop a detailed research study plan for Phase II involving human subjects who will be evaluated to determine of EMFs as measured in Phase I have negative impacts on pilot performance.

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