Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Soldier Body Dynamics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,607.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0148
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-025-0425
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-025
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
455 Anolani St, Honolulu, HI, 96821-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
078696594
Principal Investigator:
Robert Nakata
Project Manager
(808) 397-3200
bob.nakata@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Bob Nakata
Project Manager
(808) 397-3200
bob.nakata@gmail.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a prototype wearable sensor network comprising small form factor tags attached to the soldier"s limbs and weapon, and a receiver array worn on the soldier"s chest that provides accurate position, velocity and acceleration information that the soldier is being subjected to. Each tag is attached at various locations on the body and incorporates a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) combined with a modulated RF position sensor similar to Doppler radar that provides Direction of Arrival (DOA) and range information from each tag to the body worn receiver array. This hybrid combination provides for a robust solution that corrects the inherent IMU drift, thus providing a highly accurate and robust kinematics measurement and tracking capability. Data is downloaded via a WiFi connection between the receiver array controller and the external remote computer displays the data on a Graphical User Interface (GUI).

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