MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND AIRCRAFT MISSION PLANNING WORKSTATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$58,685.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12563
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Horizons Technology Inc
3990 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA, 92123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael A Stabler
(619) 292-8331
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NEED EXISTS FOR AN OFF-THE-SHELF WORKSTATION TO PERFORM MISSION SUPPORT FUNCTIONS FOR MAC AIRCREWS. THE SYSTEM MUST BE CAPABLE OF AIRBORNE OPERATION, AUTOMATED ROUTE SELECTION, INTELLIGENCE HANDLING, MAP AND THREAT DISPLAY, RADAR TERRAIN MASKING, FLIGHT PATH, COMPUTATIONS, IMAGERY, AUTOMATED UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD, AND WORLD-WIDE COMMUNICATION ACCESS. IN MANY ASPECT, SUCH A SYSTEM ALREADY EXISTS AND IS USED BY AV-8B MISSION PLANNERS. THIS SYSTEM NEEDS MODIFICATION FOR THE MAC MISSION, BUT THE MAJOR COMPONENTS ALREADY EXIST AND FUNCTION IN THE FIELD. THIS TRANSPORTABLE SYSTEM USES 80386 TECHNOLOGY TO RAPIDLY DISPLAY AND PRINT COLOR MAPS OVERLAID WITH ROUTE PLANNING, INTELLIGENCE AND THREAT DATA. THE SYSTEM DISPLAYS AND PRINTS 256 COLORS IN A HIGH RESOLUTION 1280X1024 FORMAT. THE AV-8B SYSTEM ALSO PRODUCES DIGITIZED MAPS FROM PAPER MAPS, OPTICAL DISKS FOR USE IN THE COCKPIT MOVING MAP DISPLAY, AND PROVIDES MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS. PHASE I WILL RESULT IN SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF MAC AIRCRAFT MISSION PLANNING USING A SUBSET OF SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS IMPLEMENTED ON A MODIFIED AV-8B SYSTEM AND ON A PROTOTYPE MAC SYSTEM. PHASE II WILL PRODUCE THE MISSION PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MAC AND DELIVER HARDWARE FOR TWO INITIAL UNITS. PHASE III WILL PROVIDE PRODUCTION UNITS, TRAINING, MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT.

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