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ISLE Platform: Immersive Simulation of Lifelike Experience

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0217
Agency Tracking Number: N192-087-1009
Amount: $1,288,512.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-087
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-10-07
Small Business Information
179 South St 4th floor
Boston, MA 02111-2729
United States
DUNS: 080463034
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jenkins
 (617) 851-6277
Business Contact
 Dexter Ang
Phone: (540) 394-0998
Research Institution

The Navy has a pressing need for combat-ready pilots. There are efforts to advance a Next Gen, all-enveloping Virtual Reality (VR) headset to provide a lower-cost, more portable, more easily upgradeable, and improved immersion manned flight simulator MFS) training experience. In pursuit of this objective Pison Technology, and our teammates at VRgineers (VRG) successfully completed a Phase I effort to assemble and demonstrate the feasibility of our ISLE experimental VR headset. The most significant achievements during Phase I were: (1) the successful assembly and benchmark testing of the ISLE experimental 8K resolution and 177-deg D-FOV prototype; (2) software integration into multiple flight simulation software packages (e.g., Prepar3D, XPlane11); and, (3) feedback collection for future improvements via execution of usability demonstrations with Navy and AF pilots. Based on this success, Pison and VRG are positioned to execute a Phase II effort focused on advanced prototyping and human factors evaluations driven by critical feedback received in Phase I. Successful execution of this Phase II effort will position ISLE for transition and commercialization as the world-leading headset for ultra-resolution immersive VR experiences.

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