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Next Generation Infantry Heads-up Displays for Close-Air Support

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number: N222-119-0270
Amount: $139,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N222-119
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-11-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-09
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Ave #302
Fort Lee, NJ 07024-0000
United States
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Per Johansson
 (858) 531-5572
 pjohansson@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Maxentric is proposing a heads-up display (HUD) system that takes advantage of augmented reality (AR) technologies to overlay information onto the battlefield and enhance situational awareness (SA). MaXentric’s solution will refine hardware and software requirements for Marine Corps use cases and deliver functional HUD prototypes for next-generation AR HUD systems that can serve both as training aids and operational tools in close air support (CAS) scenarios. MaXentric’s HUD solution will be unobtrusive and mountable on existing Marine Corps helmet Night Vision Goggle (NVG) rails. The solution will be low-cost (< $10,000) with a ruggedized optical or video-see through HUD, small form-factor, low weight, low power, and capable of high-resolution operation. Specifically, we are targeting a field-of-view (FOV) approaching 120 degrees width and 80 degrees height, a blended, high-resolution 60 pixel/degree Field of View (FOV) across the display area, and a refresh frame rate above 90 Hz. Moreover, we intend to explore directly inter-connected HUD’s using wireless networking (meshed) to improve SA for Marines at the tactical edge. The wireless mesh technology could be based on 5G Sidelink and/or MaXentric’s ultra-small formfactor MaXSDR chipset solution (supports type 1 encryption).

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