Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,911.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0194
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB102-002
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
David Liptak
Electrical Engineering Research
(937) 426-6900
dliptak@ues.com
Business Contact:
Michael Goldstein
Contracts Advisor
(937) 426-6900
contracts@ues.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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