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Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Soldier Body Dynamics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-025-0425
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-025
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Oahu Group LLC DBA Diamondhead Research
455 Anolani St Honolulu, HI 96821-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Soldier Body Dynamics
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0148
Award Amount: $99,607.00
 

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).

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
Small Business Information at Submission:

Oahu Group LLC DBA Diamondhead Research
455 Anolani St Honolulu, HI 96821-

EIN/Tax ID: 622548090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No