Earplug-Integrated Miniature Wireless Sensors for Warfighter Monitoring and Earplug Evaluations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: N/A
Contract: N68335-13-C-0322
Agency Tracking Number: N131-012-0780
Amount: $79,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-012
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems
9175 Guilford Rd, Suite 100, Columbia, MD, -
DUNS: 782940360
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Jamieson
 President
 (240) 456-4728
 brianj@sbmicrosystems.us
Business Contact
 Brian Jamieson
Title: President
Phone: (240) 456-4728
Email: brianj@sbmicrosystems.us
Research Institution
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Abstract
The objective of the proposed program is to develop a highly miniaturized wireless pressure sensor for integration with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) earplugs in a practical and cost effective manner. The most immediate application is the evaluation of earplug performance, specifically with regards to the important issue of middle ear pressure equalization and the risk of eardrum rupture among pilots undergoing rapid ascent or descent. More generally, the ability to integrate highly-miniaturized wireless sensors into the distal portion of a COTS earplug (e.g. that portion proximal to the middle ear) would make it practical to continuously monitor a wide variety of physiological parameters during military operations.

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