Active Acoustic and Bone Conduction Noise Cancellation for 150 dB(A) Noise Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-C-6331
Agency Tracking Number: 021HE-2772
Amount: $749,936.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1776 Mentor Avenue, Suite 170, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
DUNS: 964730451
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Shelley
 (513) 631-0579
Business Contact
 Stuart Shelley
Title: Principal
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Research Institution
There is a great need for improved hearing protection equipment with integral communication for high-noise military environments such as flight lines and aircraft carrier flight decks. This need exists in many civilian commercial applications as well.While the addition of active noise control capability to state-of-the-art deep insertion ear pieces is being investigated by more than one group of researchers, the limitations posed by bone conducted sound are not being addressed. The work proposed herewill develop deep insertion earpieces with integrated, multi-reference, active suppression of acoustic and bone conducted sound transmitted to the cochlea.

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