Battlefield Weapons and Data Management System

Period of Performance: 05/13/1998 - 11/13/1998

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Dubbs & Severino, Inc.
5 Los Gatos
Irvine, CA 92612
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

The purpose of this Phase I effort is to lay the foundation for development of a man-portable Battlefield Weapons and Data Management System. This device will man-portable Battlefield Weapons and Data Management System. This device will effectively interact with command elements, by helping them coordinate with other operatives, and by facilitating their delivery of fire to enemy targets. The proposed work focuses on the basic research and experimentation required to build a prototype device. During Phase I, we will construct a laboratory version that boasts a reasonable subset of the functionality ultimately expected of the final product. We will then use this prototype as a platform for software development, for the evolution of system specifications, and for the evaluation of peripheral components that other companies will provide. The results of this effort will enable us to demonstrate the viability of our technical approach. In its solicitation, the Navy states that it requires technologies to improve the effectiveness of soldiers operating under remotely supported, forward battlefield conditions. The proposed Phase I effort will demonstrate a prototype system that meets this need.