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Command and Control of small robotics assets

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
511 S.W. 'A' Avenue, Suite 2 Lawton, OK 73501 3927
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Command and Control of small robotics assets
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W91WAW-07-P-0295
Award Amount: $99,995.00


The Army is using robots in ever increasing number to execute it mission across its spectrum of operations. Although these robots provide significant operational benefits, the Army currently lacks an adequate, automated Command and Control (C2) systems to communicate relevant information from them to leaders in a timely manner without overwhelming or distracting these leaders from their overall mission. FSCX, Inc.'s proposed concept will result in a design for a near-real time system to overcome the C2 deficiencies. Our Common Operational Picture-Robotic (COP-R) design will: 1) enable leaders to utilize filtered, robot-provided information without causing leaders to neglect competing responsibilities; 2) automate data flow between robot operators, the small unit leader, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) networks to maintain a Common Operational Picture (COP); 3) provide the capability for one leader or robot operator to control multiple robots; 4) provide the ability to capture information pertinent for during and After Action Review (AAR) purposes. The resulting product will help soldiers and leaders improve the quality and timeliness of their decisions to positively affect their operations. COP-R's design will allow it to either reside on or embed in an operator's Robot Control Station and a leader's C4I platform.

Principal Investigator:

Vance Miller
Sr. Systems Analyst

Business Contact:

Steve Arntz
Partner & COO
Small Business Information at Submission:

511 S.W. 'A' Avenue, Suite 2 Lawton, OK 73501

EIN/Tax ID: 752837559
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No