Blast dosimeter for monitoring and documenting Blast exposure for Breacher and route clearance personnel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,848.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-13-C-6512
Agency Tracking Number:
N123-152-0061
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N123-152
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
198180937
Principal Investigator:
Mark Winston
Senior Engineer
(540) 373-2374
mwinston@mcqinc.com
Business Contact:
Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Exposure to explosive blasts is a constant concern for the modern warfighter. Such blasts can originate from gre-nades, mortars, bombs, IEDs, and so on. Furthermore, exposure can occur in both combat and training situations. Since explosive blasts can cause internal injuries that may not show symptoms for days or even months, a device capable of measuring blast exposure would provide numerous medical benefits. Such a blast dosimeter would allow medical personnel to determine the likelihood of internal injury and thus be better able to diagnose and treat those exposed to blasts. Furthermore, the ability to record blast event data would provide valuable information on what happens during a blast so that future medical treatment procedures and safety devices can be improved. The proposed blast dosimeter features accurate blast wave measurement, low false alarm rate, long battery life, and a price point that will allow dosimeters to be distributed to a large number of warfighters for a reasonable cost.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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