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Communication-based Operational Multi-Modal Automated Navigation Device (COMMAND)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: A102-073-0932
Amount: $119,915.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-073
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-12-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-06-08
Small Business Information
8737 Colesville Rd, L203
Silver Spring, MD -
United States
DUNS: 128374548
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Corinna Lathan
 Board Chair and CEO
 (301) 495-0770
Business Contact
 Carl Pompei
Title: Executive Vice-President and CFO
Phone: (301) 495-0770
Research Institution

The proposed SBIR effort seeks to design, develop, and validate a Communication and Operational Multi-Modal Automated Navigation Device (COMMAND) that 1) combines AnthroTronix, Inc (ATinc)"s existing Haptic Automated Communication System (HACS) with the Lockheed Martin Distributed Operations (DisOPS) GPS-driven mission planning and support system, and 2) incorporates a novel software system (WayPOINT) to provide intelligent, automated, multimodal information processing and display to support dismount infantry operations. The system will support a variety of input modalities, including automated recognition of standard hand and arm signal communications using ATinc"s instrumented glove (iGlove), and output modalities, including haptic feedback, auditory feedback, and visual feedback on a map-based display. The Phase I effort will include development of a prototype system and initial validation of the system within a pilot experiment comparing performance on a dual task using singular and combined input and output modalities. The Phase I Option effort will expand the capabilities of the WayPOINT software and validate the COMMAND prototype within the context of an operational task with active duty military personnel.

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