Care and Monitoring Evacuation Litter (CAMEL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6827
Agency Tracking Number: F073-014-0063
Amount: $99,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-014
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
7200 Highway 150, Greenville, IN, 47124
DUNS: 621970383
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Meador
 Project Manager
 (812) 923-9591
Business Contact
 Mark Deuser
Title: President
Phone: (812) 923-9591
Research Institution
This proposal contains SHOT’s R&D concepts for a “Rapidly Configurable Modular Litter System for use in Aeromedical Transport.” The Air Force is currently using the old pole and canvas style litter from pre WWII for aeromedical evacuation. A variety of medical treatment equipment is haphazardly piled on, hanging from, or setting around the litter during transport. SHOT’s Care And Monitoring Evacuation Litter (CAMEL) provides an innovative system engineering solution consisting of a barebones, ergonomic, rigid litter and a quick-mate/de-mate Patient Attending Kit (PAK). The CAMEL is a self-contained, structurally stand-alone litter capable of installing directly into a variety of evacuation aircraft and can comfortably transport the patient from the battlefield to stateside. The optional PAK is a modular, scalable treatment facility, utilizing SHOT’s proven power management system, along with a consolidated control screen to eliminate redundant systems. The PAK can be customized to meet the patient’s changing needs during transport with hot-swappable medical tool suites. Furthermore, all patient data is collected and transferred to a central Nurses’ Station for upload in to the TRAC2ES system upon patient arrival. CAMEL provides the most cost-efficient upgrade path for the Air Force’s aeromedical transport system with the capability to accommodate future medical equipment.

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