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Validated Mathematical Model of Spatial Orientation (SO)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-17-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6225
Amount: $999,736.49
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A143-093
Solicitation Number: 2014.3
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-31
Small Business Information
406 Live Oaks Blvd
Casselberry, FL 32707
United States
DUNS: 556465946
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Mortimer
 (407) 645-5444
Business Contact
 Gary Zets
Phone: (407) 645-5444
Research Institution

The overall objective of this SBIR effort is to develop and verify an improved mathematical model of human gravito-inertial spatial orientation (SO) that estimates perceptions resulting from the integration of orientation/motion cues provided by visual, auditory, vestibular, and somatosensory senses, especially those cues existing in the aerospace environment. An advanced SO modeling system that includes an improved human gravito-inertial orientation mathematical model, can potentially reduce the number of aviation mishaps by predicting SD in-flight, and also be used to improve determination of causal factors in mishaps when SD is implicated. This project will develop a mathematical model that is compatible with various sensor inputs and will be capable of producing short cartoon animations showing a subjects actual versus felt (predicted) orientation and motion in a wide array of situations, especially those known to be disorienting to pilots. We propose a scientific and engineering development pathway that will also focus on experimental validation of the SO modeling system within a representative aviation environment. Success in this project will result in reduced mishap rates for US Army Aviation.

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