VISUAL TRANSITION ENHANCEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12313
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Carlow Assocs Inc
8315 Lee Hwy - Ste 410, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Mark Kirkpatrick
(703) 698-6225
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SINCE THE ADVENT OF ARMORED VEHICLES, SEVERAL PROBLEMS HAVE PLAGUED THEIR DESIGN WHICH DIRECTLY AFFECT THE MANNER IN WHICH THE CREW VIEWS THE BATTLEFIELD AND HOW THEY CAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THEIR MISSION. OBVIOUSLY THE NEED TO PROTECT THE CREW/EQUIPMENT IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. FROM A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE, THE TRADEOFF HAS ALWAYS BEEN VISION AGAINST ARMOR. SEVERAL ANALYSES CONDUCTED BY CONTRACTOR MATERIAL DEVELOPERS HAVE INDICATED THAT "VISION IS THE WEAKEST LINK IN TANK WARFARE MISSION EFFECTIVENESS". THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED INVESTIGATION ARE: 1) TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE TEST BED CAPABLE OF EVALUATING THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSITIONING AND RECONCILING BETWEEN TWO DIFFERING VIEWS OF A TARGET; 2) TO CONDUCT A PILOT STUDY, AND 3) AS A RESULT OF THE PILOT STUDY, TO GENERATE AN EXPERIMENTAL PROTOCOL TO PERFORM A LARGER STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES ON TRANSITION PERFORMANCE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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