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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,849.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0322
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-012-0780
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
782940360
Principal Investigator:
Brian Jamieson
President
(240) 456-4728
brianj@sbmicrosystems.us
Business Contact:
Brian Jamieson
President
(240) 456-4728
brianj@sbmicrosystems.us
Research Institution:
Stub




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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