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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-19-P-A077
Agency Tracking Number: F19B-001-0155
Amount: $25,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF19B-T001
Solicitation Number: 2019.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-02
Small Business Information
1776 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80202
DUNS: 081176149
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chad Mello
 (401) 440-6956
 cmello@uccs.edu
Business Contact
 Ethan Rudd
Phone: (720) 233-5474
Email: ethan@omnisciencellc.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado Colorado Springs
 Terrance   Boult
 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO, 80918
 (719) 963-0573
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This proposed Phase I STTR effort will be a collaboration between OmniScience LLC and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Vision and Security Technology (VAST) Lab. The primary objective of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate feasibility of a brain computer interface (BCI) controller for augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) and conventional screen displays, referred to herein as an AI Readiness and Control Helmet with EEG Recognition (ARCHER). This ARCHER controller serves two purposes: 1) to control electronic devices via thought and 2) to optionally monitor the mental state of the operator. OmniScience has developed early-stage prototype hardware and software and there are numerous prospective commercial markets for this technology (discussed in more depth later), including gaming, workflow, training, consumer electronics, and medical devices, that OmniScience aims to pursue. However, there are also a number of prospective applications for this technology within the USAF that we outline herein.The purpose of this Phase I effort is to expand this hardware to further research and develop ARCHERs hardware/software interfaces and to scout out prospective customers both within and outside the USAF.

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