Volume-Sensing Personal Hydration System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$749,972.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-07-C-0079
Award Id:
82985
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-H02-3164
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Gordon Hirschman
Vice President, Systems E
(518) 869-6460
ghirschman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
William Thompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Dehydration has considerable negative effects, and is a constant threat to our troops, who by necessity are physically active, weighed down by numerous pieces of armor and equipment, and serve in warm, dry climates. While each carry a supply of liquid and are trained to stay hydrated, it is difficult for soldiers to gauge how much liquid they have left, leading to hoarding or running out, both of which can lead to dehydration and the concomitant physical impairments. In this Phase II program, Infoscitex will continue to develop the robust and noninvasive volume sensing system designed during the Phase 1 program to determine the volume of water in a collapsible bladder canteen, in conjunction with our manufacturing partner. The information calculated by our system is presented to the soldier as a quantity, as well as delivered to an on-person computing system for further processing. Our system is composed entirely of solid state elements and does not come into contact with the sensed liquid. These factors ensure that our system is robust, with operational parameters that withstand multiple uses, extreme temperatures and austere environments.

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