Low Cost Cockpit head tracking and gestural recognition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-13-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
A122-078-0355
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-078
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Kutta Technologies, Inc.
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089294263
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh
CEO
(602) 896-1976
dlimbaugh@kuttatech.com
Business Contact:
Matthew Savoca
President
(602) 896-1976
msavoca@kuttatech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This proposal offers a solution for the development of a revolutionary new, low-cost, human machine interface for aviators. In this endeavor, Kutta and its partners design and develop an innovative concept that leverages commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware and software. The well-structured applied research Work Plan overcomes some of the known issues with the Kinect and other COTS gaming technology for gesture recognition and head tracking with an equally innovative solution that leverages nano-technology. The resulting research yields an optimized product that takes advantage of as much COTS technology as possible to drive cost out of the resulting product. The product is a ubiquitous controller that can be utilized by pilots in the air, soldiers on the ground, and drivers in their automobiles to interact with machines through innovative gestures and head tracking technology. The Phase I work culminates in a demonstration of the product in a simulated cockpit and summary of the lessons learned through actual quantitative applied research. The Phase I option concludes with recommended methodologies and action plans on how to design, develop, test, and ruggedize the technology for transition into the Department of Defense aviation community.

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