A Wireless Intra-Soldier Data Communication System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-09-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A082-095-0862
Amount: $69,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-095
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
515 Courtney Way Suite B, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 128688111
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Schaible
 President
 (303) 516-9075
 brian@sporian.com
Business Contact
 Michael Usrey
Title: VP of Programs
Phone: (303) 516-9075
Email: musrey@sporian.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Providing weapon sight imagery along with other important data to mounted/dismounted soldiers via a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) will improve soldier situational awareness (SA) and ultimately increase survivability. Currently the data interface between the HMD and the weapon sight system is achieved with a cable and connectors that: restrict movement, contribute significant carrying weight, is a source of system failure, and can constitute a safety hazard. Replacement of the cable with a robust, high reliability, small, and lightweight wireless communications system would enhance soldier maneuverability, reduce the load, and increase the reliability/availability of the weapon sight and HMD system. The long term objective of the proposed effort is to develop such a device. For this Phase I effort, Sporian Microsystems, Inc. proposes to explore the requirements for the intra-soldier wireless data communication system, analyze potential design options for suitability with the requirements, and develop a baseline design. This will include the definition of system requirements, characterization of potential options for key portions of the system, selection of a group of these key options that will yield the optimal combination elements, and the definition of a baseline design for follow on development efforts.

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