Future Force Warrior Advanced Interface - formerly Innovative Hands-Free Point-and-Click Computer Control Device Within a Moving Vehicle

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,853.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1136
Award Id:
52828
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-1926
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1035 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161162995
Principal Investigator:
Ken Graves
Principal Investigator
(858) 618-1060
kgraves@chisystems.com
Business Contact:
Phil Rollhauser
Director of Contracts
(215) 542-1400
prollhauser@chisystems.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
When systems such as Future Force Warrior (FFW) are fielded, the need for highly advanced user interface concepts increases. In the FFW program, there is a critical need for a nearly "hands-free" user interface that allows the soldier to work with automation tools within a head-mounted display (HMD), while maintaining both hands on his weapon. In Phase I of this effort, which was called Gaze-Based Point-and-Click (GPAC), CHI Systems developed prototype hands-free interface components which interfaced to the ARDEC Combat Decision Aiding System (CDAS) to allow hands-free manipulation of the interface. The Phase I prototype consisted of an HMD, head tracker, eye tracker, and voice interaction software. In Phase II, using the same Phase I computational software architecture, we will fully develop the prototype interface components. The completed prototype will abandon eye- and head- tracking used in Phase I, in favor of multi-modal interaction with an HMD-based interface using voice commands, haptic cueing, and weapon-based pointing devices. The completed prototype will control the current CDAS FFW software application in use at ARDEC and the FFW Battle Lab, and will be capable of transition into the FFW Lead Technical Integrator Software Integration Laboratory for fielding in the FFW program.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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