Research and Development / Rapid Prototyping
Thousands of military personnel have trained at Strategic Operations Inc. (STOPS) during which many lessons learned have been incorporated into the design of facilities and equipment. This fertile ground has also contributed to innovative research and development and rapid prototyping. Among the products developed are: Re-locatable Habitat Units (RHU), Get The Forces Off / On (GETFO) rapid egress system for troop-carrying military trucks, special effects devices, props, and simulated weapons.
STOPS uses state-of-the-art 3D printers to research, develop, and manufacture simulated human organs, tissues and vessels for the Human Worn Partial Task Surgical Simulator (“Cut Suit”), and other simulation systems.
STOPS is involved in research and development with Naval Health Research Center under its Simulated Ambulant Laboratory Technology (SALT II) contract, with the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Lab, JPC-1, and other organizations. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Medical Center San Diego STOPS will assist in researching en route surgical resuscitation procedures aboard fixed-wing aircraft.