Immersive Vision, Data Fusion and Threat Awareness for Enhanced Sensor-to-Shooter Engagement/Targeting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0185
Agency Tracking Number: A112-080-0326
Amount: $148,566.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-080
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD, -
DUNS: 121257443
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Alberto Lacaze
 (240) 631-0008
Business Contact
 Alberto Lacaze
Title: President
Phone: (240) 631-0008
Research Institution
Robotic Research, LLC, proposes to develop the Modeling And Perception for HAndheld Computers (MAPHAC) system, which consists of real-time 3D sensing, processing, and display tools for todays computers and smart phones. MAPHACs long-term vision is to provide timely and accurate video game-like information about places humans and robots have visited. With enough humans and the correct sensors mounted on robots, knowledge of the battlefield could be more perfectly known. The environment is shown to the user using personal computers, laptops, or handheld computers (e.g., smart phones). Using an intuitive user interface, the warfighter can navigate through the virtual world by running, walking, or examining objects close up. To avoid spreading resources too thin, initial focus on Phase I is for robotic, rather than human, sensing. The robot case is thought to be easier because a robots motion is more easily characterized than a humans. However, Phase II and beyond will address the human case in addition to the robot case. The overall goal of MAPHACs Phase I SBIR effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of the underlying sensing, processing, and visualization technologies for the small robot case.

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