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Battlespace Target Presentation in the Live Training Environment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81603
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-193-0564
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Battlespace Target Presentation in the Live Training Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91CRB-08-C-0130
Award Amount: $364,941.00
 

Abstract:

Cybernet Proposes to create a pre-production prototype of a live training augmented reality play (LARP) training system. Augmented reality, or the superposition of correctly orientated 3D models into the field of view using a head mounted display, could provide a way of bringing the realistic tactical behaviors seen in video games and military simulations to infantry training. A major hurdle in deploying this technology is the accurate determination of the soldier's position and head orientation in the environment. To overcome this problem Cybernet proposes the use of a hybrid sensor approach that determines the user's pose by fusing video data from an HMD mounted camera and a variety of other sensor modalities (MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes, ground plane homography, GPS, and potentially LIDAR). To enhance the realism of the augmented reality simulation the system will provide a novel user interface that uses, position, voice, gait and stance detection, and gesture recognition, to interact with non-player characters in the simulation. The LARP system will support the rapid creation of AR simulations and provide an after action review capability that can be used to review infantry performance.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Haanpaa
Research Engineer
7346682567
proposals@cybernet.com

Business Contact:

Charles J. Cohen
VP Research and Developme
7346682567
proposals@cybernet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No