Advanced Personal Communicator (APC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-01-C-4097
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0802
Amount: $99,487.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Tesar
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Cohen
Title: Vice President of R&D
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution
"Communication is paramount in nearly all military operations, ranging from tactical operations to the efficient maintenance of equipment. On the battlefront, warfighters are constantly in need of updated information describing the battle zone. To supportthese warfighters, maintenance personnel need access to a myriad of technical documents and schematics instantly and conveniently. Since maintenance takes place in the field, the maintenance engineer requires display technology that can give him theinformation he needs in very tight spaces, without causing eyestrain or discomfort. Especially important is a communication device which accesses a central database of information, and that leaves the user's hands free to accomplish other tasks at hand.A device is needed which addresses all of these problems in whole. We propose a system that utilizes modularity to approach the variety of challenges. Modules would consist of display units, input devices, and virtual tools. All would be wireless andinterfaced through a Personal Computing Unit, (PCU) which could be worn about the waist, leaving the operative with both hands free.This technology has commercial applications in the areas of flight maintenance and field maintenance. It would also beuseful for search and rescue teams, and hazardous waste monitoring and cleanup systems."

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