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VISUAL TRANSITION ENHANCEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12313
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12313
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CARLOW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
20856 Waterbeach Pl Potomac Falls, VA 20165
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: VISUAL TRANSITION ENHANCEMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

SINCE THE ADVENT OF ARMORED VEHICLES, SEVERAL PROBLEMS HAVE PLAGUED THEIR DESIGN WHICH DIRECTLY AFFECT THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREW VIEWS THE BATTLEFIELD AND HOW THEY CAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THEIR MISSION. OBVIOUSLY THE NEED TO PROTECT THE CREW/EQUIPMENT IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. FROM A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE, THE TRADEOFF HAS ALWAYS BEEN VISION AGAINST ARMOR. SEVERAL ANALYSES CONDUCTED BY CONTRACTOR MATERIAL DEVELOPERS HAVE INDICATED THAT "VISION IS THE WEAKEST LINK IN TANK WARFARE MISSION EFFECTIVENESS". THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED INVESTIGATION ARE: 1) TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE TEST BED CAPABLE OF EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSITIONING AND RECONCILING BETWEEN TWO DIFFERING VIEWS OF A TARGET; 2) TO CONDUCT A PILOT STUDY, AND 3) AS A RESULT OF THE PILOT STUDY, TO GENERATE AN EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOL TO PERFORM A LARGER STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES ON TRANSITION PERFORMANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Mark Kirkpatrick
7036986225

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Carlow Assocs Inc
8315 Lee Hwy - Ste 410 Fairfax, VA 22031

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