Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-18-P-0036
Agency Tracking Number: F182-005-0438
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-02
Small Business Information
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Orlando, FL, 32817
DUNS: 075104708
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christina Padron
 (407) 706-0977
Business Contact
 Luke DeVore
Phone: (910) 685-6088
Research Institution
Aircraft maintenance is critical to Air Force readiness. However, the 2014 drawdown and the retiring workforce have led to a shortage of maintainers and a skill and knowledge gap. To maintain high levels of readiness, innovative solutions are needed to accelerate the development of a junior maintainers to expertise while also leveraging the expertise and know-how of senior personnel. Design Interactive, Inc. (DI) created AUGMENTORTM, an AR application for maintenance troubleshooting and repair guidance, which was specifically designed to empower experts to capture, author, and distribute their expertise to help enterprises close the skill and knowledge gap. AUGMENTOR provides an intuitive authoring platform to create diagnostic methods and repair guides, saving these to a database that can be accessed by any other maintainer across the enterprise using Microsofts HoloLens. The proposed Phase I effort supports a feasibility analysis to investigate the technological, personnel, process and cost considerations for Air Force adoption of AUGMENTOR to support maintenance teams. Interviews with expert and less experienced maintainers would also gather feedback such as the most appropriate use cases for the system, any missing features that would be useful, and other maintenance domains within the Air Force and DoD that might find it useful.

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