Military Parachutist Tactical Guidance System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-04-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2247
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-189
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78741
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Durrett
 senior scientist
 (512) 389-9990
Business Contact
 keith jamison
Title: president
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Research Institution
Nanohmics and Mr. Jerry Plaszoweiki of Sierra Skyware will team to provide the military with an extremely flexible system aimed at providing the military parachutist with immediate updates relating to current conditions and possible drop zone alternatives. The system is based on a ruggedized PDA which incorporates integral GPS, wireless and a head's up display (HUD). All proposed hardware components consist of COTS devices. Much of the required functionality of the software has been rigorously tested in Sierra Skywares WinPilot system, a popular PDA based software used extensively by glider pilots for cross country and racing applications. This software determines altitude required to reach various designated locations based on input regarding users airframe or parachutes performance (polar curve), current altitude, winds aloft data and altitude of designated DZ's. All data can be displayed in a digital or graphical format which can be changed or customized by simple commands. Nanohmics and Mr. Plaszoweiki will customize the software based on parachutists experience and integrate suitable hardware components to complete the system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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