Military and Civilian Air Traffic Management Information Exchange and Visualization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-04-C-0106
Agency Tracking Number: F041-085-2613
Amount: $99,677.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-085
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
501 North Morton Street, Suite 206, Bloomington, IN, 47404
DUNS: 090171328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sonny Kirkley
 (812) 856-4202
Business Contact
 Thomas Myers
Title: VP, Business Development
Phone: (812) 856-4202
Research Institution
This proposal outlines a comprehensive plan to apply an emerging technology, augmented reality (AR), to provide military and civilian air traffic controllers with the capability to integrate information from various data sources in ways that are easily and rapidly interpretable. The ultimate objective of this project is to present controllers with an effective, reliable tool with which they can maintain situational awareness and make rapid, accurate decisions in their potentially high-stakes, high stress work environments. The proposal describes the methodology for defining the need, then sets out how the proposer, Information in Place, Inc., (IIPI) will design and build a prototype system and interface to exploit the advantages of augmented reality. AR can electronically overlay the real environment with information via see-through head-worn displays. To the user, this information appears to exist in the same three-dimensional space as the real world objects it identifies and highlights. This capability has the potential to greatly simplify the controller's most challenging tasks. The proposing organization, Information in Place, Inc., is uniquely qualified to perform this project because of its strengths in augmented reality software development, human factors engineering, and aviation subject matter expertise.

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