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Fighter Cockpit Precision Cursor Control

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
20171
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20171
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Fighter Cockpit Precision Cursor Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $338,151.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed effort is to determine the potential benefits and performance in using head rotation to precisely control the cursor on a display. We will design, develop, and test a scheme that uses a laser to read a bar pattern inscribed on the pilot's helmet. Head rotations modulate the reflected energy, and these are translated into cursor movement. The device is functionally identical to the mouse used in many personal computers. This program includes extensive analysis of pilot's tasks to understand when, how, and to what precision he executes cursor positioning tasks. The Phase I study objectives are to establish the engineering feasibility of the device and to assess its potential benefit and suitability for the tasks and environment of the single-seater fighter cockpit.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Harold I. Jackson
8059686787

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Toyon Research Corp
75 Aero Camino, Suite A Goleta, CA 93117

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