Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB2-0194
Amount: $98,911.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SB102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Liptak
 Electrical Engineering Research
 (937) 426-6900
Business Contact
 Michael Goldstein
Title: Contracts Advisor
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: contracts@ues.com
Research Institution
An Android based solution for presenting the Radio Telephone Operator (RTO) with a graphical view of the radio frequency (RF) field intensity distribution in urban environments is proposed. The field distribution is presented as a semi-transparent overlay to a satellite image. The solution will provide the RTO with a tool for selecting the best transmitter location based on knowledge of nearby RF"hotspots", or areas of relatively high field intensity. The field distribution will be computed on a remote server and the results relayed to the Android client using a connection oriented socket. All data exchange between client and server will be structured as XML. The Google Maps Library will be leveraged for map access and navigation and the location services available with the Android SDK will be used for determining the operator location and bearing. A generic framework for generating map overlays from remote data streams will be developed in order to accommodate alternative applications such as disseminating a patrol base fire plan or illustrating actions at the objective. A usability study will be performed to assess the effectiveness of the user interface and explore options for improvement.

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