NASA SBIR 2012 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 12-1 H12.01-9544
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Exploration Countermeasure Capability - Portable Activity Monitoring System
PROPOSAL TITLE: Enhanced Dynamic Load Sensor for ISS (EDLS-ISS)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
4 Cambridge Center, 11th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 - 1494
(617) 500-4892

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Christopher Krebs
ckrebs@aurora.aero
4 Cambridge Center, 11th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 - 1494
(617) 500-4912

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Scott Hart
shart@aurora.aero
4 Cambridge Center, 11th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 - 1494
(617) 500-4892

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Exploration Countermeasure Capability - Portable Activity Monitoring System is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
To advance the effectiveness of exercise activities performed to counteract bone and muscle deterioration under microgravity conditions, Aurora Flight Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology propose to develop a self-contained, enhanced dynamic load sensor that can be integrated into the existing exercise equipment onboard the International Space Station. These sensors will allow the collection of crewmember biomechanical while they are exercising on-orbit. These data can be used to validate the effectiveness of the countermeasures and improve their impact to mitigate bone and muscle loss during long duration spaceflight missions.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Enhanced capability of ISS exercise equipment
- Design of improved, more-effective exercise countermeasures
- Support of long-duration space missions

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Wireless portable weight measurement (airline/commercial/DoD)
- Wireless portable force-moment measurement (commercial/DoD)
- Patient recovery monitoring during rehabilitation (hospital/medical)
- Optimization of 1-G exercise equipment through active sensing of user loading during exercise regime (commercial)
- Quantification of humanoid robot interaction forces (commercial)

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Biophysical Utilization
Health Monitoring & Sensing (see also Sensors)
Man-Machine Interaction
Physiological/Psychological Countermeasures
Robotics (see also Control & Monitoring; Sensors)


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