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Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tactical Briefcase

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6612
Agency Tracking Number: F051-049-0804
Amount: $744,947.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-049
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-04-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-05-03
Small Business Information
3100 Presidential Drive Suite 103
Fairborn, OH 45324
United States
DUNS: 124032868
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Friskie
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 427-4276
 john@tdkc.com
Business Contact
 Eric Loomis
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 427-4276
Email: eric@tdkc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Our Mobile Collaborative Air Traffic Control System (MCATS) program offers a warfighter-driven approach towards the SBIR objectives and builds on our demonstrated Phase I concept feasibility. Our team includes experience in all relevant technical areas like FAA certification, air traffic control software design, human factors, work-centered design, and manufacturing. Our Phase II approach includes an operational MCATS prototype that provides new innovative, intelligent-agent-based solutions to augment currently manual close air support, strike management, mobile air traffic control, and combat functions. Our Phase I research indicated the need for a network-centric solution in addition to core air traffic control features. Our Phase II solution includes features for mobile, real-time access to integrated 2-D/3-D air picture, terrain visualization, real-time imagery, MASINT/HUMINT data, and other intelligence data sources/services. Our Phase II architecture includes interfaces for real-time, mobile access to battle data using existing PRC-117 tactical radios and a SATCOM link. During Phase II we will demonstrate how new command and control, and intelligence data can be used to significantly enhance the operator’s situational awareness.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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