Low Cost Cockpit head tracking and gestural recognition

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