Actuator Design and Development for Optimized CIC Audio

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,963.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-6623
Award Id:
72844
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-057-1874
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 3040, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
083704069
Principal Investigator:
AndreGoldstein
Research Scientist
(540) 951-1284
andre@adaptivetechinc.com
Business Contact:
MichaelVaudrey
Vice President
(540) 951-1284
mike@adaptivetechinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Advancements in subminiature earphone drivers will provide needed improvements in active noise reduction (ANR) earplug attenuation magnitudes and bandwidth. Prior investigations have illustrated a need for improvements in frequency response, sound power output, geometrical configurations, and ease of manufacturing for drivers that are optimized for military ANR earplug applications. This Phase II program builds on successful theoretical descriptions for improved earphone driver parameters, and specific conceptual improvements that were proven with Phase I prototypes. Phase II program objectives seek to continue improving the prototype earphone driver designs and identify low-risk paths to reasonable-cost manufacturing methods. Adaptive Technologies, Inc. has extensive experience designing completely-in-the-canal ANR earplugs. Past development work has led to new open-loop earphone driver characteristics that will improve their attenuation performance. Phase II earphone drivers will be built to meet those characteristics. This program is expected to end with high yield manufacturing plans in place for improved earphone drivers that provide at least twice the ANR performance of conventional driver designs.

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