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Integrated Tactical Vehicle Recorder (ITVR) Technology for Live and Synthetic/AR Synchronization (DP2)


OUSD (R&E) MODERNIZATION PRIORITY: General Warfighting Requirements; 5G TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors OBJECTIVE: This is a Direct to Phase II topic. The objective of this topic is to develop a data capture and recording of telemetry and system data in support of tactical platforms during Live Training Events. Capture/Record: • Trigger Pull, Hull Orientation, and platform telemetry data o Modular interface to support data capture from platform 1553, Ethernet, and/or Victory ports o Audio/Video capture and record from platform intercoms and tactical sights o Video capture and record from cameras installed in crew/driver compartments o Modular interface to support data Data Links: • Modular radio agnostic approach to transfer captured data to a central/cloud data center o Open system approach support to LTE, 5G and/or STE communication protocols The development of this technology will greatly support the live fire community and replace obsolete and costly systems. This topic currently aligns with the FASIT and DRTS Program of Record Requirements as well as Live Fire Training systems to future Live STE requirements. The success of this topic will ultimately provide enhanced data collection and training feedback. DESCRIPTION: The current practice for this type of technology includes: • Analog systems/cameras continuous recording • Closed system architecture • High Cyber Security issues • Multiple solutions for multiple programs The purpose of this topic is to develop a Tactical Vehicle ‘Black Box’ for capture of training data with modular architecture to support real time streaming of data for assessment; grow to bi-directional to support AR insertion into platforms in support of STE. This topic aligns to next generation platforms and standards. Key areas to keep in mind: • Development of a multi-stream video source ingest, recording and broadcasting in multiple formats w/o multiple encoders/decoders predicated on training event data (AI/ML) • Development of Interface protocols to support Ethernet and Victory Ports • MOSA approach to support modular radio implementations (radio agnostic) • Command structure to support bi-directional communication and injection of data to the platform • Alignment to Software already developed under the Live Training Transformation Product Line • Integration with existing training software to improve tagging and to optimize data ingest time and reduce complexity Future Growth Areas post-success of topic technology includes: • Support for Remote Combat Vehicle, MPF, etc. • Support Dismounted Soldiers • Bi-directional STE data transfer (engagement pairing, AR, etc.) PHASE I: This is a Direct to Phase 2 topic. Based on current commercial technology and commercial market potential, this topic can move forward to a DP2. Commercial market for this data capture enhancements is already at a high enough TRL for this to be a Phase II. Please see reference for further background. PHASE II: This is a Direct to Phase 2 topic. It will be a 2-year effort to design and develop hardened capture technology. This phase will include the development of open interfaces. Mid-term assessment includes planned bread-board brass-board prototypes; measured on vehicles at Fort Benning MCoE PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: While this topic is mainly geared towards aviation use cases, the creation and adoption of this technology has the potential to significant contribute to the commercial adoption and success of electric vehicles. This technology is applicable in situations where vehicle event data recorders (EDRs, also called “black boxes”) are required such as vehicle fleet management, robotic platforms and systems, and in aviation and maritime vehicles. Other applications for tactical and impact resistant EDRs include search and rescue vehicles and security vehicles and robots. For Phase III of this topic, the following will be required: • Production and deployment within the DRTS POR o Linked to the Instrumentation System • Fulfill immediate requirements from PM Abrams and PM Bradley o Fulfills Stand-Alone Home station Training REFERENCES: • Training Circular (TC) 25-8, Training Ranges • TC 3-20.0 Integrated Weapons Training Strategy • TC 3-20.31 Crew Training and Qualification • Field Manual (FM) 7-1, Battle Focused Training; CEHNC 1110-1-23 - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Design Guide for the Sustainable Range Program • PRF-PT-00468 Performance Specification for the Future Army System of Integrated Targets (FASIT) Wiese, Darren; Box, Phillip; “DIGISTAR III Data Recorders Characteristics, Modifications and Performance”; Defense Science and Technology Organization · Niven, W A; Jaroska, M F; “On-board data recorder for hard-target weapons”; Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA) KEYWORDS: data record; black box; event data recorder; electric vehicle; aviation; search and rescue
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