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Low Cost G-cues for Pilot Training Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98648
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-138-0300
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-138
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Cost G-cues for Pilot Training Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0510
Award Amount: $79,908.00
 

Abstract:

Pilots of today's high performance aircraft must simultaneously process not only the ever-changing visual field outside the cockpit and at the controls, but also the fluctuating gravitational vector and the vibrations of the airframe. Flight simulators are critical in preparing pilots to integrate useful sensory input and ignore extraneous cues without the costs and risks of real flight training. As simulation is an essential component of pilot training, an ideal system would be highly realistic and widely available. Currently several flight simulator systems exist, including various seats and full-motion platforms. However, such products are costly and possess limitations that restrict the simulation's authenticity. As such, there is no single system on the market that can impart both g-cues and vibration to the entire body. Our unique Dynamic Integrated Simulator Cueing (DISC) Suit integrates g-cues and vibration inputs to the whole body. While it thereby provides a highly realistic experience, the suit is also engineered from materials that keep its overall cost low, and it can be used to augment any and all existing flight simulators. The DISC Suit can consequently serves as an ideal option for training our pilots in a highly effective and low-cost solution.

Principal Investigator:

Anna Galea
BAM, Bioscience & Biomedi
7818901338
agalea@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Andrea Hicks
Contracts Supervisor
9374299008
ahicks@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No