Spacesuit Sensing Data Display and Management System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CB54P
Agency Tracking Number:
074725
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
X4.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ZIN Technologies, Inc.
6745 Engle Road, Middleburg Hts, OH, 44130-7994
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
05466
Principal Investigator:
David Hall
Principal Investigator
(440) 625-2211
David.Hall@zin-tech.com
Business Contact:
Gradmon Boling
Corporate Business Manager
(440) 625-2279
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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