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Title: Prototyping System for HCI. Offeror Name Date. Serial I/O. Digital I/O 8 lines (B). Digital I/O 4 lines (C) or SPI expansion. Analog in 8 lines. Digital I/O 8 lines (D). Analog out 4 lines. Concept :. Operational Capability :
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Title: Prototyping System for HCIOfferor NameDateSerial I/ODigital I/O8 lines (B)Digital I/O4 lines (C)or SPIexpansionAnalog in8 linesDigital I/O8 lines (D)Analog out4 linesConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • TNG-4 exists in two series (streaming & command modes) that can be readily adapted for solving application problems in various host environments; command mode is well suited for handhelds, in particular.
  • TNG-4 is a bidirectional serial interface with 8 analog inputs, 4 analog outputs, 16 bidirectional digital lines, and an SPI expansion port.
  • TNG-4 includes modular jacks with 4 signal channels each, plus 5V power and ground.
  • Serial Peripheral Interface (Motorola SPI) in TNG-4 allows connectivity with our custom peripheral boards (LCD, servo motors, etc.)
  • Problem & Technical Approach:
  • Extend and produce TNG-4 interface devices and peripherals
  • Solve HCI problems by modular, customizable system based on existing TNG-4 platform with peripherals & extensions.
  • TNG-4 is based on a PIC16F74 microcontroller chip (Microchip, Inc. )
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $50,000 for further development and production of 100 TNG-4’s with adapter boxes (splitters and mixers) for transducers, serial cables, and power adapters
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing.
  • Deliverables:
  • TNG-4 systems for prototyping applications, as needed by sponsor.
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212, Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Enhanced Prototyping System for HCIOfferor NameDateUSB I/ODigital I/O8 lines (B)Digital I/O4 lines (C)or SPIexpansionAnalog in8 linesDigital I/O8 lines (D)2nd SPI expansion port
  • Operational Capability:
  • USB connectivity and bidirectional data transfer at improved data rates and analog resolution (10-bits).
  • PCB design optionally supports legacy RS-232 serial data interface.
  • Computer Interface can be electrically isolated from microcontroller and attached devices when powered independently.
  • 2-4 SPI expansion ports in lieu of DAC output (DAC can be a SPI-controlled peripheral). Allows easy attachment of multiple peripherals (motor control, ADCs, DACs, LCD readout, etc.).
  • TNG-x includes modular jacks with 4 signal channels each, plus power and ground.
  • In-circuit serial programming capability; downloadable firmware programming capability.
  • Configurable for either 3.3V or 5V operation.
  • Concept:
  • Problem & Technical Approach:
  • Extend and produce TNG-x interface devices and peripherals.
  • Solve HCI problems by modular, customizable system based on improved TNG-x platform with peripherals & extensions.
  • Built around Microchip PIC 16F874 microcontroller.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $100,000 for development and production of 100 TNG-x’s with new adapter boxes, SPI-controlled peripherals for transducers, serial cables, and power adapters.
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing.
  • Cover costs of UL testing.
  • Cover costs of USB compliance testing.
  • Deliverables:
  • TNG-x systems for prototyping applications, as needed by sponsor.
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Wireless Prototyping System for HCIOfferor NameDateWirelessDigital I/O8 lines (B)Digital I/O4 lines (C)or SPIexpansionAnalog in8 linesDigital I/O8 lines (D)2nd SPI expansion port
  • Operational Capability:
  • 802.11 or Bluetooth connectivity and bidirectional data transfer at improved data rates and analog resolution (10-bits).
  • Interface is electrically isolated because it’s wireless.
  • 8 analog input channels with 10-bit resolution.
  • 8 digital I/O lines.
  • 2 SPI expansion ports: allows easy attachment of multiple peripherals (motor control, enhanced-resolution ADCs and DACs, LCD readout, etc).
  • Utilizes modular jacks with 4 signal channels each, plus power and ground.
  • In-circuit serial programming capability; downloadable firmware programming capability.
  • Configurable for either 3.3V or 5V operation.
  • ~8 hours of continuous operation on a single 9V alkaline battery.
  • Concept:
  • Problem & Technical Approach:
  • Extend and produce TNG-x interface devices and peripherals.
  • Solve HCI problems by modular, customizable system based on improved TNG-W platform with peripherals & extensions.
  • Wearable.
  • Built around Microchip PIC 16F874 microcontroller.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $100,000 for development and production of 100 TNG-W’s with new adapter boxes, SPI-controlled peripherals for transducers, serial cables, and power adapters.
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing.
  • Cover costs of wireless protocol compliance testing.
  • Deliverables:
  • TNG-W systems for prototyping applications, as needed by sponsor.
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Biomedical Sensor Hub (BSH)Offeror NameDate
  • Operational Capability:
  • USB 1.1/2.0 connectivity
  • USB powered, or self-powered (battery or wall adapter) for electrical isolation from computer.
  • 8 reconfigurable data ports (analog or digital): 12-bit differential A/D, and/or SPI bidirectional communication, and power.
  • Accommodates semi-intelligent biomedical sensors: Sensor modules identify themselves to the system and may incorporate a microprocessor, DSP, or SOC.
  • Examples of sensor modules: respiration, EMG, EEG, EOG, ECG, photoplethysmography, and SCL (GSR).
  • Concept:Diagram TBA
  • Problem & Technical Approach:
  • Low-cost sensor hub for biomedical applications
  • Multimodality sensor integration for human physiological monitoring and/or data acquisition
  • Medium bandwidth (up to 1,000 samples per second per channel)
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $100,000 for development and production of 100 BSH units and compatible sensors.
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing.
  • Cover costs of USB protocol compliance testing.
  • Deliverables:
  • BSH systems for prototyping applications, as needed by sponsor.
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Wireless Biomedical Sensor Hub (WBSH)Offeror NameDate
  • Operational Capability:
  • Bluetooth protocol capable
  • Powered by rechargeable battery pack
  • 8 reconfigurable data ports (analog or digital): 12-bit differential A/D, and/or SPI bidirectional communication, and power
  • Accommodates semi-intelligent biomedical sensors: Sensor modules identify themselves to the system and may incorporate a microprocessor, DSP, or SOC
  • Examples of sensors: respiration, photoplethysmography, EMG, EEG, EOG, ECG, SCL (GSR)
  • Concept:Diagram TBA
  • Problem & Technical Approach:
  • Low-cost sensor hub for biomedical applications
  • Multimodality sensor integration for human physiological monitoring and/or data acquisition
  • Medium bandwidth (up to 1000 samples per second per channel)
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $120,000 for development and production of 100 WBSH’s with sensor modules
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing
  • Cover costs of wireless protocol compliance testing
  • Deliverables:
  • WBSH systems for prototyping applications, as needed by sponsor
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Advanced Data Glove Offeror NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • Glove component has wireless capability for transmitting integrated sensor information to a base station.
  • Base component determines position and orientation of hand and fingers in 3-space.
  • Various sensor technologies are utilized including bend elements, multi-axis accelerometers, ultrasonic distance measurement, and/or 2D position sensitive light detectors.
  • System software driver translates gestures and hand/finger position/motion into system commands to manipulate screen objects.
  • Could be combined with voice recognition for increased capability.
  • Problem:People should be able to interact with a computer to manipulate information in a more natural way than current methods allow. Mice, touch screens, and keyboards are inadequate for the task. It is much more natural for people to point, grasp, and gesture.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $100,000 for development and production of 10 prototype systems
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing
  • Deliverables:
  • 10 Prototype Systems
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Helmet Energy SourceOfferor NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • The typical person generates heat at about the same rate as a 100 W incandescent light bulb. Capturing just 5-10% of that energy could run substantial wearable technology directly, and also be accumulated for later use.
  • Heat pump technology can be used in the helmet to capture waste heat energy with the added benefit of cooling the soldier.
  • The helmet controller electronics could modify its operational state based on air and scalp temperature and energy demand.
  • Problem:Wearable devices and computers for the 21st Century Warrior need power for extended use in the field, and batteries are just too heavy and inconvenient. Batteries need to be swapped or recharged regularly. Nighttime operations preclude the use of solar panels.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $75,000 for development and production of 10 prototype systems.
  • Deliverables:
  • 10 Prototype Systems
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: CO2 Power Pack for Wearable Technology ApplicationsOfferor NameDate
  • Operational Capability:
  • Hybrid device employing either Li-ion rechargeable batteries or super-capacitors in combination with a tiny turbine generator would provide extended power capabilities at enhanced power/weight ratios.
  • Dual charge storage devices would be employed: As one device is discharged, the other is being replenished by the turbine generator.
  • The heart of the device would be a smart controller. This device would control the electronic switching and recharging of charged storage devices, the operation of a gas valve and the tiny turbine generator. It is expected that this prototype device could eventually be implemented as a MEMS technology IC.
  • A simple CO2 pressurized gas canister would run the turbine.
  • Concept:Problem:Wearable devices and computers for the 21st Century Warrior need power for extended use in the field, and batteries are just too heavy and inconvenient. Batteries need to be swapped or recharged regularly. Nighttime operations preclude the use of solar panels.Conventional batteries have bad power/weight ratios, are environmentally unfriendly, and have limited charge-discharge cycles.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $80,000 for development and production of 10 prototype systems.
  • Deliverables:
  • 10 Prototype Systems
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Butane/Propane Power Pack for Wearable Technology ApplicationsOfferor NameDate
  • Operational Capability:
  • A propane or butane canister approximately the same size as a AA battery contains more than 10 times the power at a fraction of the weight.
  • Hybrid device employing either Li-ion rechargeable batteries or super-capacitors in combination with a tiny generator would provide extended power capabilities at enhanced power/weight ratios.
  • Dual charge storage devices would be employed: As one device is discharged, the other is being replenished by the generator.
  • Smart nanotechnology could generate electricity via nanoscale engines and valves under intelligent control.
  • Even if not as efficient as fuel cell technology, this technology could be easier to implement and to scale.
  • Concept:Problem:Wearable devices and computers for the 21st Century Warrior need power for extended use in the field, and batteries are just too heavy and inconvenient. Batteries need to be swapped or recharged regularly. Nighttime operations preclude the use of solar panels.Conventional batteries have bad power/weight ratios, are environmentally unfriendly, and have limited charge-discharge cycles.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $1,000,000 for development and production of 10 prototype systems.
  • Deliverables:
  • 10 Prototype Systems
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: “Smart” Land MinesOfferor NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • “Smart” land mines could disarm themselves after a designated time interval or upon receipt of a proper encrypted disarm command.
  • An encrypted command could also be used to disarm the mine and activate a location signal.
  • “Smart” mines could employ advanced sensor and signal processing to trigger detonation. They could be used to establish a defensive perimeter, individually detonated by encrypted command (in addition to enemy contact criteria), and then disabled to allow transition by friendly forces.
  • Failsafe mechanisms render the mine “safe” upon failure of the internal electronics.
  • Problem:Land mines currently do not recognize the end of conflict, and present immense post-conflict safety and disposal problems.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $200,000 for development and production of 100 prototype systems.
  • Deliverables:
  • 100 Prototype Devices
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212 Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Non-Contact Infrared Ear Physio-MonitorOfferor NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • Non-contact Infrared (NCIR)-based devices such as those marketed for home and hospital health case by Braun, Welch-Allyn, and others measure the temperature of the ear drum with a NCIR sensor.
  • Similar sensor technology combined with advanced signal processing techniques could yield respiration rate, heart rate (interbeat intervals by extension), and blood volume pulse waveform.
  • Collected data would be downloadable and would support a real-time data collection mode.
  • Advanced models could incorporate a bar code reader to allow collected data to be associated with scanned patient bar codes.
  • Problem:Always looking for noninvasive techniques to monitor human physiological states.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $48,000 for development and production of 50 prototype devices.
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing.
  • Cover costs of UL testing.
  • Deliverables:
  • 50 Prototypes
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212 Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Bio BedOfferor NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • Implement with a very dense array of capacitive sensors and sensitive thermocouple temperature sensors.
  • Dense sensor matrix yields fine spatial resolution.
  • System would rely on the application of multi-processor signal processing techniques to glean useful physiological signals from the massive data flux in real time.
  • Useful data could include subject height, weight, heart rate, respiration, cardiac output, and maps of body temperature and blood flow.
  • The addition of additional sensor types would provide future enhancements to initial capabilities. The addition of ultrasonic transducer arrays for imaging and GMR sensors for locating embedded stray metal objects as examples.
  • Problem:Always looking for noninvasive techniques to monitor human physiological states for diagnostic and other reasons.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $2,000,000 for development and production of 2 prototype systems.
  • Deliverables:
  • 2 Prototype Systems
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Low-Cost Eye TrackerOfferor NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • Use of a transparent “eye patch” would allow the sensor technology to be positioned in front of the subject’s non-dominant eye.
  • The eye would be illuminated with low-intensity infrared light (IR).
  • An X-Y IR light position sensor would allow the device to monitor pupil movement. The sclera and pupil have very different IR reflectivities.
  • Problem:People should be able to interact with a computer to manipulate information in a more natural way than available with current methods. Mice, touch screens, and keyboards are inadequate to the task. It is much more natural for people to talk, look, point, grasp, and gesture.Knowing the direction of a subject’s gaze is useful in weapons systems, gaming, and computer control.
  • Rough Order of Magnitude Cost and Schedule:
  • $100,000 for development and production of 10 prototype systems.
  • Cover costs of FCC and EC compliance testing.
  • Deliverables:
  • 10 Prototype Systems
  • Corporate Information:
  • POC: David Warner MD PhD, davew@well.com
  • SenSyr LLC and MindTel LLC, 111 College Place 2-212
  • Syracuse NY 13244-4100
  • Title: Simple Data Acquisition Device using PC Sound-Card Audio InputOfferor NameDateConcept:
  • Operational Capability:
  • Input signals can be made to modulate a carrier frequency, effectively overcoming the problem of blocked DC signals.
  • A software driver would be developed to decode the incoming data into voltage and pass the data to software packages such as NeatTools and LabView.
  • The system would digitize two channels of data with an input voltage range of ±10V and an input frequency range of 0-40 kHz. The digitized data would have 12-16 bits of resolution, depending on the sound card employed.
  • A PCB population option would allow the inputs to be electrically isolated from the computer.
  • The device would be powered from an external supply or batteries.
  • Problem:Almost all PC’s have a sound card with 2-channel audio input capabilities. In newer computers, these inputs are capable of digitizing sound in excess of 80 ksamples/s at resolutions of 12-bits or more. Software packages such as Freeview (www.inesinc.com/sound.htm) take advantage of these capabilities.These inputs are largely unused. However, slot space
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