Multiple-user Wireless Hearing Protection Device Validation and Training System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,952.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-13-C-0109
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
H122-009-0287
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP12-009
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
336 South Fraser Street, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005051219
Principal Investigator:
Richard Geiger
V.P. Product Development
(814) 867-4097
rgeiger@kcftech.com
Business Contact:
Jeremy Frank
President
(814) 867-4097
jfrank@kcftech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
KCF proposes to build a general wireless hearing protection device validation system with miniature, wireless in real ear microphones. The microphones will be battery-free to enable the reduction in size necessary to fit in the canal for testing with any hearing protection device. KCF has developed a low power wireless protocol that allows the microphones to run on small amounts of power that can be transferred wirelessly to them. Unlike commercial protocols, the protocol also includes multiple concurrent communication channels so that many users can be evaluated at once. The data from the in ear and external microphones will be passed wirelessly to a database, and finally to a handheld tablet computer such as an iPad.

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