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Portable Interactive 3D Virtual Reality Training System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83427
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-014-0017
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PURVIS Systems Incorporated
5225 Route 347, Suite 11 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776-2054
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Portable Interactive 3D Virtual Reality Training System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0362
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

PURVIS Systems proposes to team with the University of Rhode Island to research the feasibility of designing and developing a functional prototype of a "Portable Interactive 3D Virtual Reality (VR) Training System". This training tool is for submarine or classroom use and provides remote, realistic training scenarios using interactive, three-dimensional, Virtual Reality environments and tools, such as head-mounted displays and interactive tactile control devices, and interfaces with sophisticated modeling and simulation computers located at Navy R&D laboratories. This training tool could greatly improve submarine crew competency levels, while saving time and eliminating the need to transport crews to expensive, land-based trainers. Key technologies to be researched are: (1) the type and bandwidth of data being remotely transmitted, (2) the adaptability of available transmission links to transmit data from land-based training models and simulations to create realistic environments and scenarios, (3) the ability for trainees' motions and actions to be effectively tracked, recorded and assessed in competency training, (4) the availability/usefulness of head-mounted displays and interactive tactile controls to create realistic combat control and sonar system environments, and (5) the feasibility of integrating these technologies into a cost-effective and practical training tool.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Swenson
Principal Investigator
4018494750
sswenson@purvis.com

Business Contact:

John Heller
Vice President, Operations
4018494750
jheller@purvis.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PURVIS SYSTEMS, INC.
1272 West Main Road Middletown, RI 02842

EIN/Tax ID: 112299301
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF RHODE ISLAND
Research Office
70 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 2881
Contact: Franca Cirelli
Contact Phone: (401) 874-5891
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university