Volume-Sensing Personal Hydration System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,972.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W81XWH-07-C-0079
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-H02-3164
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-H02
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
 Gordon Hirschman
 Vice President, Systems E
 (518) 869-6460
 ghirschman@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: 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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