Use of Augmented Reality in Experimentation with New Equipment Training for Electro-Optic Infrared (EOIR) Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-18-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6880
Amount: $576,564.63
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-041
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-13
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 346, Calumet, MI, 49913
DUNS: 803724301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jasen Stephan
 (906) 337-3360
Business Contact
 Chris Downs
Phone: (906) 337-3360
Research Institution
We propose to develop and demonstrate reliable, robust and effective methods for presenting and evaluating the combined effects of augmented reality and appropriate EO/IR sensor imagery on human-in-the-loop psycho-physical perception. The augmented reality metrics and test methodology, test imagery, and software developed along with proof-of-principle testing conducted in Phase I provide a foundation for the research and developed to be conducted in the Phase II effort. The Phase II effort will result in a software and hardware design and development of Simulation for Perception Experimentation using Augmented Reality (SPEAR). The prototype SPEAR and test methods developed will provide a capability to assess the use of augmented reality in providing enhanced, real-world experimentation and training to Soldiers using new EO/IR sensor modalities. The Phase II simulation advancements include increasing the experimentation difficulty, varying the conditions in which metrics are collected, and establishing a repeatable experiment for use in a perception testing laboratory. Our goal for the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a prototype simulator that integrates hardware and software to allow simulation for perception experimentation using augmented reality.

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