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Head-Up Display for Mariners

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61949
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-10
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.
1930 Central Avenue Suite A Boulder, CO 80301-2895
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Head-Up Display for Mariners
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0045
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposed NOAA SBIR Project will demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost Head-Up Display (HUD) for mariners, that will display 2 and 3-dimensional navigation and nautical chart data. The capabilities of the Phase 1 HUD system will be based on operational requirements determined during the NOAA SBIR research phase. The proposed HUD requirements of other classes of ships and marine craft will be investigated in Phase 2. The proposed HUD and data extraction system will permit operations during inclement/limited visibility conditions, day, or night that would normally limit or curtail operations. The proposed Low-Cost HUD (LCHUD) technology is based on the use of HUD technology that is used in several high-performance and luxury automobiles and in military vehicles. Leveraging such existing technology is critical to developing a low-cost HUD system that has significant commercialization potential. The Phase 1 LCHUD system will be capable of displaying 2-D images extracted from existing raster and vector nautical chart databases and situational data from navigation sensors. The proposed Phase 2 LCHUD system will project 3-D images that will be conformal to the real world and provide valuable information for navigation and collision avoidance.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Smith
President
3038176854
aosinc@attbi.com

Business Contact:

James R. Smith
President
3038176854
aosinc@attbi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Atmospheric Observing Systems
8022 Countryside Park #234 Niwot, CO 80503

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No