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Tactical Telehaptic Communication (HAPTAC)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91750
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0477
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ABLAZE SYSTEMS LLC
2488 Carpenter Hill Rd Bennington, VT 05201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Tactical Telehaptic Communication (HAPTAC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0396
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal for our research is to devise effective haptic information delivery with minimal training. To do this requires engaging pre-existing haptic perceptual capabilities. It is unrealistic to expect that large numbers of Soldiers will train for hundreds of hours to master a complex haptic information display, particularly, if its use would capture most of their attention in battlefield situations. From this perspective, the challenge of the proposed work is to identify a set of haptic patterns that are of the greatest value to the soldier, and which can be readily perceived without time-consuming training and without cognitive loading. Certainly the soldier must not perceive the haptic information to interfere with concentration on critical tasks: Rather, it should assist in the effective performance of tasks.

Principal Investigator:

Silvio Eberhardt
CTO
8024471090
seberhardt@ablazesystems.com

Business Contact:

Edmond Dougherty
President
4845576590
edougherty@ablazesystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ABLAZE SYSTEMS LLC
2488 Carpenter Hill Rd Bennington, VT 05201

EIN/Tax ID: 810603335
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No