Sensitive Site Exploitation and Medical Simulations for SOF

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U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking technologies for medical simulations and Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) to participate in Technology Experimentation (TE) events.

The events provide an opportunity for technology developers to interact with operational personnel to determine how their technology development efforts and ideas may support or enhance Special Operations Forces (SOF) capability needs. The environment facilitates a collaborative working relationship and promotes the identification and assessment of emerging technologies.

Capabilities of interest for the current TE effort include the items listed as follows.

Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE)

  • CBRNE detection devices requiring little field calibration or peripheral devices
  • Passive radiation detection devices that react to the presence of radiological materials/emissions to detect, locate, alert, and identify radiological materials
  • Personal radiation detection device capable of warning the wearer of gamma, neutron, medical, natural, and Special Nuclear Material (SNM) while collecting encounter information
  • Sensitive Site Exploitation Biological Agent Detection Kit that can detect biological agents within minutes from a small sample
  • Explosive Detection Kit (EDK) for TNT, RDX, dynamite, and black powder within minutes with no more than 5 milligrams of the suspected sample
  • Standoff Vehicle-mounted Detectors for CBRNE threats over a distance of several meters

Medical Simulations

  • Ability to replicate appropriate physiological and environmental phenomena
  • Treatment in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear environments
  • Integrated systems and simulations to provide comprehensive training
  • High fidelity surgical and medical simulators
  • Battery powered high fidelity simulator capable of withstanding field conditions
  • Wearable medical training devices, i.e., chest tube trainer, venipuncture trainer, ultrasound
  • Ability to replicate lifelike responses to stimuli and treatment
  • Further defining high fidelity, users want it as close to real as possible
  • Managing hemorrhage, wounds, pain, burns, sensory systems, and brain function
  • Maintaining airway/breathing, shock, infection, hypothermia
  • Provide effective en-route care and efficient movement within DoD infrastructure
  • Management of patient documentation.

Selected respondents will be invited to participate in USSOCOM experiments. After review of nomination submissions, the USSOCOM may invite select candidates to demonstrate their technologies at the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Largo, FL, from an event from Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015,

Technology developers invited to this event are encouraged to contact each other using the social media through USSOCOM Technical Experimentation. While USSOCOM Technical Experimentation has access to several social media, the preferred collaboration social media link is LinkedIn.

Further details are available via USSOCOM_RFI_TE_16-1. The response deadline is September 28, 2015.

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