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Heads-up Vessel Navigation using Raster/Vector Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0107
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-43
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5.1
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2004-1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20 Ridgeley Avenue, Suite 301, Annapolis, MD, 21401
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 R. Glenn Wright
 (410) 267-6600
Business Contact
 Magdalena Wright
Title: Vice President
Phone: (410) 267-6600
Research Institution
This project entails a comprehensive approach to developing an innovative solution to heads-up display navigation for marine vessels that addresses the required hardware, the sources of raster and vector navigation and marine charting data, and the means to convey these data to watch standers on the bridge in a manner that enhances their performance. During Phase I we identify specific heads-up display system components suitable for use in the marine environment and capable of meeting the stringent operational requirements of vessel navigation. Raster and vector data sources for navigation, including radar contact information, and nautical charts are then considered by defining their scope, range, accuracy, and usefulness while minimizing clutter. We then create the software needed to integrate and display these data. A prototype demonstration system is developed during Phase I to illustrate our approach and validate our methods.

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