Tactile Situational Awareness System (TSAS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$79,433.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0260
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-043-1043
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-043
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
CHESAPEAKE TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CORP
44427 Airport Road, Suite 100, California, MD, 20619
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124240222
Principal Investigator
 Dustan Hellwig
 Chief Technologist
 (719) 488-2726
 dhellwig@ctic-inc.com
Business Contact
 David Myers
Title: Director
Phone: (301) 862-2726
Email: dmyers@ctic-inc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Tactile Situational Awareness System (TSAS) proposed by Chesapeake Technology International (CTI) will provide for the development of an Tactile Distributed Interface Subsystem (TDIS) that receives data from any available on-board navigation systems, augments that data with an embedded inertial measurement unit utilizing micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology, develops the correct tactile display requirements in real-time, and uses those results to drive the tactors using the included analog output circuits as required. The TDIS proposed by CTI will interface completely with tactors that either exist currently of will be developed as part of this SBIR. CTI’s goal is to utilize existing tactor technologies to the greatest extent possible. Much time, effort, and money has been spent already in the development of tactors, tactor technology, and tactor activation algorithms. Per the stated goals of the SBIR, CTI aims to “identify … and integrate a small, lightweight, multi-frequency tactor”. CTI will incorporate this technology into an integrated tactile distributed system that fully satisfies the TSAS SBIR requirements.

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