The HAWK Hypoxia Detection and Alerting System for Military Pilots

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0110
Agency Tracking Number: N091-018-0080
Amount: $749,982.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-018
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
5032 S. Ash Avenue, Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ, -
DUNS: 116749289
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Goedken
 Vice President
 (480) 820-2032
 brian.goedken@safeinc.us
Business Contact
 John Backus
Title: Finance/Contracts
Phone: (480) 820-2032
Email: john.backus@safeinc.us
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Navy"s overall objective is to develop and integrate a hypoxia monitoring system for naval pilots. In Phase I, Safe sought to assess the technical feasibility of the proposed Hypoxia Warning Kit (HAWK) by employing non-invasive sensors that could be integrated into the pilot"s MBU-24/P oxygen mask with minimal modifications to those systems and no modifications to the helmet or aircraft. The sensor array continuously monitors the physiological oxygenation status of the pilots and will provide the individual advanced feedback of impending conditions associated with hypoxic hypoxia. In Phase II, Safe will refine the sensors and algorithms to improve sensor accuracy and be sensitive to additional pilot situational factors. A new prototype will be fabricated and tested in an altitude chamber using human subjects.

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