Wearable Electronics for Man Machine Interfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32733
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Carlow International, Inc.
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 750, Falls Church, VA, 22042
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clifford C. Baker
(703) 698-6225
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Computing technology (as well as control and display technology) is rapidly becoming more powerful, miniaturized and wearable. These trends will allow Navy personnel to be increasingly mobile, not tethered to hardwired console and computer systems. In conjunction with wearable display systems, wireless LANs, and alternative control mechanisms (such as voice recognition), system operators may, at some time in the near future, approach being completely free of interfacing with current control consoles and open architectured interfaces. In light of this, Carlow International Incorporated proposes to (1) survey the technology related to wearable electronics for man-machine interfaces, (2) compare current and, pending technology to US Navy needs in the areas of training, maintenance, mission rehearsal, and system operations, (3) identify carrier air operations, training, and maintenance applications for wearable electronics, (4) develop conceptual wearable electronic systems, and (5) prepare a plan for building, testing, and validating wearable electronic systems. Wearable electronics will have applicability wherever complex information management systems require the use of highly flexible and usable information displays in confined, unknown, or unpredictable locations. Such is the case in most military or commercial applications, including conduct of carrier air operators, undersea operations, nuclear refueling, and remote firefighting.

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