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
Amount:
$49,390.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
240
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. K. Sivaprasad
(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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