Fighter Cockpit Precision Cursor Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19894
Amount: $75,737.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
335 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02154
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joshua Borah
 (617) 890-5100
Business Contact
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Research Institution
We propose to demonstrate that eye slaved cursor control, using an eye tracker device, is a viable and potentially more valuable man-machine interface than current manual cursor control techniques. This control technique can provide potentially higher bandwidth cursor control, while minimizing pilot attention when compared to manual control techniques. We will demonstrate concept feasibility with a demonstration in a laboratory situation which incorporates the ergonomic and operationally relevant components of the fighter cockpit application. These components include display visual angles, information density, information type, type of cursor control task, and pilot feedback. After demonstrating feasibility, we will address all technology issues pertaining to the militarization of the concept, and prepare a program plan for prototyping a flyable, eye tracker based, cursor controller.

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