Optically Driven Earplug

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,804.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00421-03-C-0006
Award Id:
64513
Agency Tracking Number:
N012-0401
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8608 University Green #5, PO Box 620377, Middleton, WI, 53562
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147356091
Principal Investigator:
JeffreyBuchholz
President
(608) 831-0655
jbuch@fibersound.com
Business Contact:
JeffreyBuchholz
President
(608) 831-0655
jbuch@fibersound.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Optical coupling to an active earplug removes the wire link needed for conventional wired active earplugs. This improves ease of don and doff, eliminates potential snag hazards of a wire link and removes EMI or TEMPEST concerns with a wire link. Inaddition, there is no problem with radio interference or crosstalk that might be caused by an RF wireless link. The optical drive technology should be adaptable to various communications or hearing protection environments in which a circumaural device suchas an earmuff or helmet is used in addition to an earplug. Improves ease of don and doff, eliminates potential snag hazards of a wire link and removes EMI or TEMPEST concerns with a wire link

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