Military Freefall Handheld High Altitude High Open (HAHO) Android Application

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,993.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0073
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0125
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB102-002
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
MikeDurrett
Senior Scientist
(512) 389-9990
mdurrett@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
MikeMayo
President
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) parachute insertions are a clandestine means of delivering soldiers and equipment into hostile territory. HAHO operations involve complex planning and integration of dynamic geographic, meteorological, and tactical data. For example, changes in the wind altitude profile may necessitate last-minute modification of the planned aircraft exit altitude and Designated Impact Point (DIP). To meet the needs of HAHO teams, Nanohmics proposes to integrate, test, and deliver a system solution based on ruggedized Android-OS mobile devices running GlideLine, the emerging standard in tactical parachutist navigation. The system includes a lightweight open-standard mobile computer combining navigation, mission planning, jumpmaster and moving map displays, as well as additional means to interface with HAHO gear such as SAASM GPS, helmet mounted displays, and radio links. Nanohmics will also develop and demonstrate ruggedized mounting components, communication protocols/usage, and integration with post-jump software packages. Ruggedized Android devices with Nanohmics"proven GlideLine suite of parachutist navigation tools will enable Special Forces teams to outfit all members with a lower-cost, lower SWaP, integrated navigation/situational awareness/communication solution. The result is increased operational capability of the team and enhanced mission success.

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