Tactical Telehaptic Communication (HAPTAC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0396
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0477
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ABLAZE SYSTEMS LLC
2488 Carpenter Hill Rd, Bennington, VT, 05201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131257433
Principal Investigator:
Silvio Eberhardt
CTO
(802) 447-1090
seberhardt@ablazesystems.com
Business Contact:
Edmond Dougherty
President
(484) 557-6590
edougherty@ablazesystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal for our research is to devise effective haptic information delivery with minimal training. To do this requires engaging pre-existing haptic perceptual capabilities. It is unrealistic to expect that large numbers of Soldiers will train for hundreds of hours to master a complex haptic information display, particularly, if its use would capture most of their attention in battlefield situations. From this perspective, the challenge of the proposed work is to identify a set of haptic patterns that are of the greatest value to the soldier, and which can be readily perceived without time-consuming training and without cognitive loading. Certainly the soldier must not perceive the haptic information to interfere with concentration on critical tasks: Rather, it should assist in the effective performance of tasks.

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