Novel Acoustic Materials for Passive Hearing Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
D11PC20098
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB3-0092
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-006
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144540283
Principal Investigator:
Chris Sullivan
Senior Aerospace Engineer
(808) 531-3017
CSullivan@OCEANIT.COM
Business Contact:
Ken Cheung
Science&Technology Manager
(808) 531-3017
kcheung@OCEANIT.COM
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The goal of this effort is to develop a low cost, passive ear protection device to be worn as an earplug or headset that will allow the Soldier to maintain situational awareness but filter out harmful noise threats. Newly developed acoustic meta-materials may be leveraged to address this problem. Meta-materials are composite systems whose bulk properties are derived from the geometric structure rather than the chemical constituents of the material. Oceanit plans to offer a unique approach to satisfy requirements to selectively filter the frequency and amplitude of damaging combat noise levels encountered by the Soldier in the battlefield.

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