BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENTS POSE CONFLICTING PERSONAL HEARING SENSITIVITYAND PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 831
Amount: $68,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Inc.
3930 Freedom Circle, San Clara, CA, 95054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 MICHAEL L. CONN
 (408) 496-6800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENTS POSE CONFLICTING PERSONAL HEARING SENSITIVITYAND PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS. INTERPERSONAL VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS CAN IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF MANNED OPERATIONS UNDER THESE ENVIRONMENTS; HOWEVER, TEMPORARY AND/OR PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE CAN RESULT IF NO PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR IS WORN. ACTIVE, ELECTRONIC RELAY SUBSYSTEMS, INTEGRATED WITH PASSIVE BLOCKING, DAMPING, AND SUPPORTIVE STRUCTURES, ARE FORESEEN AS A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. A TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT WILL BE MADE TO YIELD QUANTIFIABLE BOUNDS ON PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS. CANDIDATE ELECTRONIC DESIGNS WILL BE EVALUATED AGAINST DERIVED CRITERIA AND PROTOTYPES WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED. CONCEPTS FOR ANALOG AND DIGITAL ELECTRONIC SIGNAL DETECTION, CONDITIONING, AND LIMITING ARE PROPOSED FOR ANLYSIS, DESIGN, PROTOTYPING, AND QUALITATIVE TESTING DURING PHASE I. PROMISING CANDIDATES WILL BE SELECTED FOR MORE SOPHISTICATED PACKAGING AND COMPREHENSIVE TESTING UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS DURING PHASE II.

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