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

Email for Questions: joshua.m.swift@navy.mil


How to Submit

For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please see our Funding Opportunities page and refer to broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-21-S-B001.

  • Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.
  • Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through grants.gov; instructions are included in the BAA.

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