Innovative Dive Helmet Communication System
Navy SBIR FY2015.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2015.2
Topic No.: N152-110
Topic Title: Innovative Dive Helmet Communication System
Proposal No.: N152-110-0078
CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts 1824
Contact: Tyson Lawrence
Phone: (978) 250-4200
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Abstract: This development is to address diver helmet communications that will operate in the high noise of diver helmet breathing noise and underwater tool noise as well as in varying gas density/mixtures (squeaky voice). The developed system (helmet (bottom-side) and diver station (topside)) will demonstrate improved and clear communications in actual dives and/or dive chambers. The components will be rugged and usable in marine environments while utilizing existing umbilical lines. It will also include noise monitoring and consider future fiber optic signal umbilical lines.
Benefits: The proposed DiveEar system will provide Navy divers with improved communications which will improve mission execution, safety, and provide for hearing conservation. Effective communication is fundamental to achieving the SUPSALV SEA00C mission. Divers work in a unique environment exposing them to additional danger and limiting the time they have to complete their task resulting in an even greater need for good communication than other personnel.