Mask-on Hypoxia Training Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0066
Agency Tracking Number: N132-093-0927
Amount: $79,720.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-093
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
50 Pratt's Junction Road, Sterling, MA, -
DUNS: 005583849
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Chambers
 Vice President
 (978) 422-3400
Business Contact
 Paul Chambers
Title: Vice President
Phone: (978) 422-3400
Research Institution
The technical objective in Phase I of this development is to demonstrate a prototype mask-on hypoxia training technology that can form the basis for a system that: Provides pressure-on-demand airflow Can simulate oxygen levels from sea-level to 30,000-ft Is small enough to be portable (goal of an 18-in cube) Is light enough to be portable (goal of 25-lb) Does not use large compressed gas cylinders requiring refilling Incorporates appropriate biometric monitoring Interfaces to existing USN system for training control and oxygen delivery to the aircrew At the completion of the Phase I effort, TPI will have developed and demonstrated a prototype aircrew Mask-On Hypoxia trainer that meets all the basic requirements of the USN for a 30,000-ft + trainer. Phase II will allow TPI to fully engineer this prototype and mature it to the point where it can be comprehensively evaluated for both technical performance and by human subjects. The goal would be to have the device at a sufficient level of design maturity and with a complete portfolio of technical testing results such that the only step required for transition to a fielded product would be completion of formal human trials for acceptance by the USN.

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