Methodologies and Algorithms for Ground Soldier Load and Route Selection Decision Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-12-P-013
Agency Tracking Number: A113-129-0421
Amount: $99,862.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-129
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Dignitas Technologies, LLC
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 170, Orlando, FL, -
DUNS: 175966675
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Steve Borkman
 Senior Software Engineer
 (407) 601-7847
 sborkman@dignitastechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Burch
Title: President
Phone: (407) 575-1745
Email: eburch@dignitastechnologies.com
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Abstract
Dignitas Technologies"Phase I approach combines our industry-leading experience with terrain reasoning algorithms with our growing technology suite of tactical decision aids running on mobile and embedded environments. Our Phase I SBIR effort focuses on combining these two threads to develop a common planning and tactical decision aid capability that benefits small unit soldiers. Dignitas has conducted extensive related research for RDECOM, including NSRDEC, which will provide us a strong head start on this SBIR. Dignitas has already developed capabilities allowing complex terrain analysis algorithms to be run on resource-constrained devices. This underlying capability making high resolution geospatial data available to soldiers is a critical underpinning to development of effective methodologies for routing, soldier load, and more. Dignitas can also leverage experience developing routing methodologies for NSRDEC, mobile devices, and major Army computer generated forces applications. This ability to leverage existing work will allow Dignitas to push well beyond requested Phase I scope, including the ability to prototype sample methodology implementations so as to support practical experimentation with SMEs and soldiers on usability and input.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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