USE OF A SENSOR TO MEASURE THE OCULAR PULSE OF AIRCRAFT PILOTS UNDER STRESSFUL CONDITIONS, CAN PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR A COMPUTER CONTROLLED SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY OR OTHERWISE LOSING CONTROL.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 240
Amount: $49,390.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Specialty Microwave Products
117 Silver Street, Dover, NH, 03820
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Dr. K. Sivaprasad
Phone: (603) 749-3638
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
USE OF A SENSOR TO MEASURE THE OCULAR PULSE OF AIRCRAFT PILOTS UNDER STRESSFUL CONDITIONS, CAN PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR A COMPUTER CONTROLLED SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY OR OTHERWISE LOSING CONTROL. BASIC NON-INVASIVE TESTS NORMALLY USED TO ESTIMATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DO NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE INDICATION OF CRITICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL "BREAK" POINTS. THE PRIMARY TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES IN PHASE I IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER MODEL TO PREDICT THE PRESSURE OF THE BLOOD AT PRINCIPAL JUNCTIONS SUCH AS THE EYE AND THE BRAIN UNDER GRAVITY AND OTHER EFFECTS. A "TRANSMISSION LINE" APPROACH WILL BE USED IN THE CREATION OF THE MODEL. FROM A KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRESSURE, THE DEGREE STRESS A PILOT IS SUBJECT TO CAN BE PREDICTED AND USED AS THE BASIS FOR A SOPHISTICATED SENSOR/CONTROL MECHANISM TO BE DEVELOPED IN PHASE II.

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