Military Freefall Handheld High Altitude High Open (HAHO) Android Application
High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) parachute insertions are a clandestine means of delivering soldiers and equipment into hostile territory. HAHO operations involve complex planning and integration of dynamic geographic, meteorological, and tactical data. For example, changes in the wind altitude profile may necessitate last-minute modification of the planned aircraft exit altitude and Designated Impact Point (DIP). To meet the needs of HAHO teams, Nanohmics proposes to integrate, test, and deliver a system solution based on ruggedized Android-OS mobile devices running GlideLine, the emerging standard in tactical parachutist navigation. The system includes a lightweight open-standard mobile computer combining navigation, mission planning, jumpmaster and moving map displays, as well as additional means to interface with HAHO gear such as SAASM GPS, helmet mounted displays, and radio links. Nanohmics will also develop and demonstrate ruggedized mounting components, communication protocols/usage, and integration with post-jump software packages. Ruggedized Android devices with Nanohmics"proven GlideLine suite of parachutist navigation tools will enable Special Forces teams to outfit all members with a lower-cost, lower SWaP, integrated navigation/situational awareness/communication solution. The result is increased operational capability of the team and enhanced mission success.
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