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Use of Augmented Reality in Experimentation with New Equipment Training for Electro-Optic Infrared (EOIR) Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-16-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: A161-041-0371
Amount: $149,985.40
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-041
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-11
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 346
Calumet, MI 49913
United States
DUNS: 803724301
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Phillip M Janicki
 (906) 337-3360
 janickip@signatureresearchinc.com
Business Contact
 Chris Downs
Phone: (906) 337-3360
Email: downs@signatureresearchinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

We propose to develop and demonstrate reliable, robust and effective methods for presenting and evaluating the combined effects of EO/IR augmented reality and appropriate in-band signatures on human-in-the-loop psycho-physical perception. The overall effort in Phase I will focus on research and development of the experimental design and methodology for augmenting target acquisition performance measurement and experimentation. In addition, we will determine the metrics that will be used to evaluate probability of detection and time to detect. These metrics will in large part determine what and how testing must be conducted and with what type of hardware and software. We strongly believe that success in solving this critical problem will rely on a heuristic approach with significant input from our subject matter experts. Our goal for the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a proof-of-concept methodology in Phase I that can lead to a generalized fidelity formulation and prototype in Phase II. The generalized fidelity formulation will allow the simulation community to determine the adequacy and suitability of real-world augmented reality for their specific simulation implementation and application, including testing of EO/IR sensors in various environments.

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