Spacesuit Sensing Data Display and Management System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CB54P
Agency Tracking Number: 074725
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: X4.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6745 Engle Road, Middleburg Hts, OH, 44130-7994
DUNS: 05466
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Hall
 Principal Investigator
 (440) 625-2211
 David.Hall@zin-tech.com
Business Contact
 Gradmon Boling
Title: Corporate Business Manager
Phone: (440) 625-2279
Email: Grady.Boling@zin-tech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ZIN Technologies, Inc will breadboard an integrated electronic system for space suit application to acquire images, biomedical sensor signals and suit health & status data. The system will then process, display, store, transmit and manage the results under control of embedded firmware. A commercial off-the-shelf heads-up display which is applicable to space suit helmets will be the primary display device. The system will include a breadboard version of a lightweight, low power, general purpose computing platform based on commercial-grade components with available, upgraded versions that can tolerate the EVA thermal/vacuum/radiation environment. Initial development of a camera interface will be included. A breadboard of the proposed system will be built, programmed and demonstrated. ZIN will leverage our past experience in NASA spaceflight hardware/software development and existing biomedical monitoring technology to deliver a mature concept demonstration at minimal cost and risk. The system will be compatible with medical industry standard sensors to measure CO2, core temperature and other biomedical parameters. The proposed Phase 1 effort will be geared toward future development of a Phase 2 version that could be integrated into a functional EVA system.

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