Wearable Computer for Enhanced Situation Awareness

Period of Performance: 04/26/2006 - 02/26/2007

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Trident Systems, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard Array
Fairfax, VA 22030
Principal Investigator

Abstract

With the use of imagery and advanced sensors proliferating on the battlefield, tools need to be provided which allow individual dismounted users to leverage them effectively and efficiently. To date, these sensor fusion and hyperspectral technologies have relied heavily on the computational power afforded by dedicated DSPs & FPGAs. Sensor fusion and 3D systems consisting of COTS and/or developmental components have proven extremely effective for the purpose of enhanced imaging, though they are usually restricted to mounted platforms where power, cooling and size are less of a concern than for the dismounted individual warfighter. Trident proposes to develop a man-wearable system which not only provides the computational strength to perform the tasks of real-time sensor fusion, image enhancement, target recognition, and tracking, but also provides an open upgradeable platform which is capable of conforming to new and diverse sensor technologies, along with the data network connectivity to allow efficient sharing of situational awareness information the Wearable Adaptive Sensor Fusion Platform, or WASP.