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Advanced Equipment Maintenance Using Revolutionary Augmented Reality Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-07-C-6526
Agency Tracking Number: N071-005-0617
Amount: $69,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-005
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-06-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-12-21
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Haanpaa
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Cohen
Title: VP Research and Development
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

The Terrestrial Augmented Reality Maintenance Assistance (TARMA) will leverage Cybernet Systems existing Shipboard Wireless Maintenance System (SWMA), head mounted display systems, and gesture recognition software to create a portable computing platform for augmented-reality based vehicle maintenance. This system will use small, magnet-mounted, light emitting diodes (LEDs) beacons as reference points for the projection of schematics into the viewing region of the head mounted display. In addition to schematics and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) and condition-based maintenance systems the head mounted display will present data from a suite of peripheral devices including digital multi-meters, bar code scanners, and RFID readers. Cybernet will also apply our gesture recognition system to the system’s forward looking camera to provide a maintainer aptitude evaluation. This aptitude evaluation could potentially be used in level IV and V by IETMs to provide tailored maintenance specifications. Using the SWMA’s existing collaboration suite our system will be able to provide remote support from subject matter experts to in-field maintainers.

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