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Aviation Crew Wearable Electronic Assistant

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32734
Amount: $1,514,662.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
320 Division Street
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Terry Travis
 (507) 645-5646
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution

Recent advances in electronic technology have occurred at such an exponential rate, that they have changed the packaging directions from heavy, stationary computer systems to relatively light, portable modules. Currently, users are causing a trend to ruggedize, as well as miniaturize, portable computers into user friendly, light weight, wearable computer systems for field use. In the Navy carrier based environment, the ruggedized, wearable computer systems will enhance efficiency and productivity of personnel without building expensive and rapidly changing electronics into the equipment or platform itself. During Phase I, The Flexible PC Company with Computing Devices international proposes to conduct a feasibility study. The purpose of the study is to analyze technology roadmaps and compare them to the stated need of the Navy to perform. training, maintenance, rehearsal, and military operations in a carrier based environment. The team will provide special attention to the at sea Naval aviation operational environment, and identify near to far term applications including an approach to demonstrating high pay- off applications in a Phase II program. The three major elements of the proposed study are: 1) roadmaps of products, technologies, and applications, 2) environmental and packaging concepts studies, and 3) human factors studies.

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