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Distributed Modular Networked Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-07-P-0013
Agency Tracking Number: S062-016-0035
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM06-016
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-01-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-07-08
Small Business Information
Information Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kang Lee
 Senior Staff Engineer
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the USSOCOM need for modular tactical packaging (MTP) of body-worn signals intelligence system electronics, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop the new DIstributed MOdular Networked Devices (DIMOND) interconnectivity architecture. This proposed electronics packaging and interconnect technology is based on COTS computer components and MOTS radio frequency communications devices in conjunction with POC’s mature, ruggedized, wearable electrical connector and cabling technology. DIMOND interconnectivity will completely embed many types of computing electronics within the very fabric of a soldier’s outer garments, creating for the first time a truly wearable computer system. In Phase I POC will demonstrate the feasibility of DIMOND interconnectivity by designing the DIMOND MTP system in complete detail and demonstrating system components to USSOCOM. In addition, MTBF analysis, power profiling, and human-mechanical interface studies will be carried out. In Phase II POC plans to design and construct a complete wearable computer system prototype that will be fully embedded within e-textile garment accessories, and tightly integrated with a tactical vest such as BALCS, ELCS, or MOLLE. The Phase II DIMOND system will be robust and dynamically reconfigurable to meet the needs of USSOCOM tactical users.

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