SWAC3: Secure Wireless Architecture for Combat Casualty Care

Period of Performance: 01/11/2016 - 01/10/2017

$1MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Most combat casualty care systems are based on proprietary hardware and software, which make it difficult to achieve transparent wireless capabilities for monitoring, storage, and communications integration with both civilian and military networks. Moreover, tactical networks tend to be heterogeneous and dynamic. Under such unfriendly networking conditions, it is critical yet challenging to provide casualty care units the reliable and secure access to the latest medical information from any location on the battlefield. Furthermore, strong security requirements must be satisfied in the above medical data access. To address these issues, IAI is developing a Secure Wireless Architecture for Combat Casualty Care (SWAC3) system that can enable robust, secure and efficient sharing of medical data among medical units to improve combat casualty care. The focus of SWAC3 system is to develop a tactical medical data cloud that can provide the distributed medical data storage, data processing, and data presentation services with a web/mobile based user interface. In Phase I, we performed feasibility studies and preliminary system implementation, and demonstrated the feasibility of SWAC3 system. In Phase II, we will refine our design and further develop a fully functional prototype system.