Diver Physiological Monitoring (DPM) System with Integrated Head Mounted Display (HMD) and AComms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-11-P-0083
Agency Tracking Number: S111-002-0024
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM11-002
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, -
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Allanach
 Senior Engineer
 (860) 448-3253
 jallanach@aphysci.com
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Sr Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Email: dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) in collaboration with Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) will develop a diver physiological monitoring (DPM) system with integrated microdisplay that easily retrofits with existing full face masks (FFM) and that leverages commercial-off-the-shelf biometric sensors. The capability to quantitatively evaluate and assess a remote diver"s status will significantly improve situational awareness and ensure safe and effective operations. In that regard, the DPM system will acoustically transmit diver heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature to a surface station in real-time whereby a training supervisor can keep track of individual divers during training exercises. The DPM system will be integrated with a digital head mounted display and a diver communication system. The focus of the Phase I effort is to evaluate and integrate physiological sensors into an existing Scuba FFM that is reliable, accurate, and unobtrusive to the diver. Commercialization within SOCOM, the US Navy, and the United States Coast Guard will be pursued.

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