Augmented Reality (AR) within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-18-P-0120
Agency Tracking Number: L181-001-0111
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA181-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-29
Small Business Information
300 Bear Hill Rd, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 005313494
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shawn Lothrop
 (781) 314-0729
 slothrop@boston-engineering.com
Business Contact
 Mark Smithers
Phone: (781) 314-0714
Email: msmithers@boston-engineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) believes there may be advantages to using Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, including the associated benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, for improving procurement, logistics and distribution processes in its operations today. Commercial businesses around the world are proving gains in reliability, repeatability, and reduced process costs in all aspects of business. The emergence of state-of-the art technology specifically developed to ease adoption and utilization has provided a means for organizations develop and deploy cost-effective solutions. Companies such as PTC and Microsoft have made IoT and AR a focus in recent years. PTC purchased and integrated ThingWorxTM, an IoT connectivity platform into its core product lifecycle management tool set and it has partnered with Microsoft with the deployment of AR and IoT on the HoloLensTM platform. Boston Engineering is proposing a solution that combines best-in-class software tools with advancement in user interface needed for practical utilization of these technologies in industrial settings, including warehouses, depots, and field deployment stations. Our team members and supporters greatly increase our ability to fully assess the potential and layout a technology implementation path for DLA to capture the significant value expected.

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