Microsystem for Controlling Warfighter Physiology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0162
Agency Tracking Number: D131-004-0068
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: SB131-004
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH, -
DUNS: 557510336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Rood
 Medical Products Manager
 (216) 649-0399
 rood@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Snyder
Title: Vice President
Phone: (216) 649-0399
Email: snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Orbital Research Inc (Cleveland, Ohio) with industry partner Cobham Mission Systems Division (Orchard Park, New York) intends to develop a Microsystem for Controlling Warfighter Physiology. This solution will enable extreme dive profiles involving free fall, combat dives and sustained exposure to altitude during extraction. The Orbital Research solution will draw upon state of the art breathing gas mixtures which are dynamically controlled and modulated according to mission demands. During this Phase I SBIR project the Orbital Research team will complete the seminal work of defining potential gas mixtures suitable for the representative dive profile, establish the model for the closed loop control and develop a breadboard lay up of envisioned product. The work will be done in anticipation of future testing to enable regulatory approval. Orbital Research will draw on extensive experience in warfighter physiology and harsh environment sensing and control. More than 15 years of MEMS valve experience combined with a present microsystem sensing physiology in F-22 Raptor cockpit leave Orbital Research perfectly positioned to successfully deliver a detailed summary of the state of the art opportunities to maximize the performance of combat life support systems.

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