Biological and Physiological Monitoring and Modeling

The aim of Biological and Physiological Monitoring and Modeling is to develop novel models, sensors, methods and technological platforms that enable naval warfighters in austere environments during training and operations. The program focuses on the design and development of beyond state-of-the-art mechanisms for intelligently monitoring internal physiological and biological processes, and providing real-time information about individuals and groups. Solutions range from basic and applied research efforts for development and experimentation to prototype technologies.

Research Concentration Areas

  • Intelligent, individualized, compact algorithms for prediction of the impacts of environmental stressors (heat, cold, hypobaria, hyperbaria, hypoxia, etc.) on health
  • Physiological, biological, biochemical, and chemical sensors for human health and performance enhancement relevant to military training and operations
  • Scalable, flexible, ruggedized, low power, and miniaturized electronics and devices
  • Intelligent, remote, real-time monitoring of physiological and biological processes

Research Challenges and Opportunities

  • Predictive, validated models of environmental stressors including: heat, humidity, cold, altitude, hypoxia, hyperbaric hypoxia and hypobaric conditions
  • Development of artificially intelligent algorithms for edge computing in technological platforms of biologic/physiologic monitoring
  • Development of novel, reliable sensors that are validated against clinical-grade equipment and field tested
  • Development of autonomous, intelligent, individualized algorithms for personal monitoring of physiologic and biologic processes for single operator health
  • Create unique, low-power platforms and communication capabilities for health and biologic/physiologic information to both operator and command
  • Novel non-invasive, semi-invasive and invasive physiologic, biologic, biochemical and chemical sensors

Program Contact Information

Name: Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Swift

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 342

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How to Submit

Submit white papers, QUAD charts and full proposals for contracts to this email address: ONR Code 34 Research Submissions

Follow instructions within BAA for submission of grant proposals to website.

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