Head Alignment and Orientation (HALO) System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6776
Agency Tracking Number: F071-020-2283
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-020
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
1635 Pumphrey Ave., Auburn, AL, 36832
DUNS: 844905208
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Dillard
 Associate Director of Engineering
 (334) 826-8008
 bill@archangel.com
Business Contact
 Kitty Greene
Title: President
Phone: (334) 826-8008
Email: kitty@archangel.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop a low cost head tracking system to monitor the orientations of an individual’s head. This head tracker can be incorporated with a 3-D audio system that will provide cues to operators for increasing situational awareness. This proposed system will be based on Archangel’s Inertial Measurement Unit ‘IM3’. The Head Alignment and Orientation (HALO) system will use QFLASP (Quaternion Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Signal Processing) to compute roll, pitch and yaw angles. This IMU based system will have the option to use a magnetic sensor and/or GPS to compute the head orientation accurately. The ‘Smart Fuzzy Corrector’ in QFLASP can reject the inconsistent GPS or magnetic data and use appropriate proprietary filtering algorithms to compute solutions based on quality of the data.

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