Enhanced Flight Simulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$495,383.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0443
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-008-0253
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-T008
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator
 Anna M Galea
 Biomedical Systems Manager
 (781) 890-1338
 agalea@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
 MAYO CLINIC
 Owen E McClure
 13400 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ, 85259
 (480) 301-8000
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
In our Phase I program we established that we can evoke a perception change by applying direct stimulation to the vestibular system. Our subjects studies indicated that we can expect a reliable dose response with minimal stimulation that stays well within the safe range for use on healthy human subjects. In our Phase II program we will continue our studies and establish the dose response to direct vestibular stimulation in the form of GVS (Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation) in a realistic flight simulator environment. Our goals are to quickly move to a spatial disorientation protocol and a helicopter flight simulator that does not require a motion base. The Phase II program is structured to move systematically from the clinical environment to the relatively unstructured simulation environment. We will move rapidly to a field-ready prototype by maintaining a close relationship with our Navy customer, obtaining inputs from other military stakeholders, and working collaboratively with our partners at Boeing. We will transition to a simulator environment in the base period of Phase II and by the end of the Phase II program we will have constructed and tested a full capability flight simulator in at least two training protocols.

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