Improved Pilot/Maintainer Auditory Performance in Complex Air Vehicle Noise Spectra

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,416.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0318
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-011-1118
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-011
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Sound Innovations Inc
35 Railroad Row, Suite 202, White River Junction, VT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147168343
Principal Investigator:
Jason Solbeck
Senior Research Engineer
(802) 280-3020
jsolbeck@sound-innovations.net
Business Contact:
Christopher Pearson
President
(802) 280-3020
cpearson@sound-innovations.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Sound Innovations Inc will develop a next-generation hearing protection and communication headset to be worn with existing military aviator helmets, particularly the HGU-84/P helmet, that provides protection against noise-induced hearing loss and deliver clear incoming communications. Phase I research will provide baseline evaluation of hearing protection and speech intelligibility in noise and will explore the apparent trade-off between passive and active attenuation. Additionally, design concepts for integration of the system will be developed. The Phase I prototype and design concepts will lead to a fieldable prototype in Phase II.

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