Miniaturized Microenvironmental Sensor Package for Field Use

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,850.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAMD17-00-C-0010
Award Id:
48409
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-0928
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
PatrickFrench
Instruments Program Mgr.
(303) 792-5615
Business Contact:
CliftonBrown
VP, Technology Programs
(303) 792-5615
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The US Army has developed computer models to predict and manage the physiological burden on soldiers in various situations, including combat. These models require environmental data on a micro scale from the area where operations are being conducted. ADATechnologies, Inc. has designed and fabricated a miniature Microenvironmental Sensor Package (MSP) to make local measurements of these necessary environmental parameters and send the data to a field portable, hand-held data collection/processing stationfor use in the computer models. Each MSP is self-contained with no moving parts, and is designed to collect data for up to 72 hours including temperatures, wind conditions, humidity, and precipitation. A GPS unit provides data on each MSP location, and aradio modem transmits data to the central collection point. Fully automated, the MSP needs no maintenance once deployed. In Phase II, ADA will reduce the weight of the MSP to under 12 ounces, and will finalize a rugged package design. The hand-held datacollection station will be programmed to automatically network the MSPs and process the transmitted data, and field trials of the system will be conducted. Twenty MSPs and four hand-held data collection stations will be delivered to the Army for extensiveevaluation.

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