EXTENSIBLE HERMETIC NEURAL INTERFACE MICROSYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-15-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1374
Amount: $1,498,516.27
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB142-006
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-12-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-31
Small Business Information
2015 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106
DUNS: 145387341
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Shane Guillory
 President, and Dir. of Tech Dev.
 (801) 413-0139
 shane@rppl.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Christopher Smith
Title: program manager
Phone: (801) 413-0139
Email: chris@rppl.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of this program is to develop a one-size-fits-many solution for implantable, wireless recording and stimulation with a variety of implantable electrode array types for neuroscience and neuroprosthesis research.The implants in this program will be enclosed in hermetic, ceramic packages with feed-throughs to accommodate up to 32 electrodes for each implant.The implants will be powered via inductive telemetry from an external transceiver placed directly over the implant, and data exchange will be accomplished through a combination of local inductive and transcutaneous infrared telemetry.The amplifier and telemetry will be programmable for sampling rates between 1 to 30 ksps at up to 16 bits resolution for supporting both low-frequency and higher frequency extracellular recordings.The local nature of these telemetry modes will allow multiple implants to be operated in proximity in the same subject.In parallel with this development, we will also complete a wearable data acquisition platform with programmable capabilities for real-time closed loop recording and stimulation.At the end of this program, the implants and external electronics will be sufficiently tested and qualified such that they can be approved for use with human studies for specific electrodes with minimal follow-on animal studies.

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