Augmented Reality Headset for Maintainers (SBIR Topic # N201-024) - Phase I work continues
BANC3 is currently developing a complete headset design package for a rugged, marinized, self-contained AR headset for Navy aircraft maintenance technicians. Our work began with a short feasibility study on our approach and progressed with the development of a package of design documentation such as a design specification, hardware specification, software architecture, mechanical design specification, thermal specification, battery & power specification, and security plan. We will also include a plan for two factor authentication using CAC cards, as well as several 3D drawings of the proposed mechanical design. BANC3 will include in the design documentation a plan and approach for EMI, HERO, high/low temp operation, salt-fog and water resistance as ruggedization requirements. In preparation for Phase II, BANC3 will be developing a plan for a standalone, rugged augmented reality headset that can survive the wide range of harsh environments that the Navy must operate in. The same headset will be enhanced to meet all of the Navy's strict cyber security requirements as well as provide a method for two factor authentication that does not rely on network connectivity.
Digital RF Receiver System Design selected for Production Contract
BANC3's wide-bandwidth Digital RF Receiver System Design developed for DoD Space customers which has been selected for Production Contract, has been underway to manufacture. This milestone is a significant validation of BANC3's successful and innovative design. The production version will provide extensive insight into the critical nature of high probability of intercept and high accuracy RF signal characterization in real-time during mission critical operations. Our digital receiver systems will be implemented using high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), 100 Gb/s fiber optic interfaces, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), embedded processing, and client/server software applications.
USARPAC Communications & Information Network Support (Fort Shafter, Hawaii)
BANC3 is continuing to provide program and project management; engineering and technical support, systems integration, and mission planning subject matter expertise required by the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) G6 Communications and Information Network Support (C&IN) Section in support of the Theater Army Service Component Command (ASCC) mission command functions. BANC3's work on this contract covers on-site support services in Government facilities at Fort Shafter, Hawaii and support as required to USARPAC assigned units in Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam, and Alaska. The primary mission requirement is to provide mission support for USARPAC G6 C&IN mission command operations, programs, and activities including but not limited to: HQ IT Support, Plans and Exercise Support, Programs and Policies Joint and Coalition Integration Support, and Training Support.
BANC3 continues to provide Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and technical support to Government LWR Engineering Leads for LWR Trade Study Analysis, Source selection input, performance evaluation recommendations, performance, and qualification testing recommendations of an Army Ground Vehicle LWR. Using input from I2WD, our SME supports Trade Studies and acquisition of the LWR through the government PMs' ECP modernization process to ensure the performance and commonality requirements are met. BANC3 support includes recommendations on the development and execution of a standalone LWR performance test plan and provides LWR SME support during LWR testing and integration. In support of Configuration Management, BANC3 maintains configuration control of the common Army Ground Vehicle Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) Performance Specification and will assist identified vehicle PMs to ensure all necessary performance, maintenance, environmental, quality assurance, and training requirements are accounted for.
Simulated Training Environment-Live Training System (STE LTS)
BANC3 provides design engineering, field service and technical support needed for a M3 MAAWS Augmented Reality (AR) scope display leveraging their X2 MR Glass hardware architecture as part of a team supporting STE Live efforts for Direct Fire (DF).
Laser System Technology
BANC3 continues follow-on work to provide engineering services, laboratory and testing services, data analysis, sensor evaluation, programmatic services, and facilities and maintenance services in support of the Imaging Technology Branch mission funded 3-Dimensional (3D) Micro-Electronics for Night Vision Sensors program and Digital Night Vision Imaging Technology program.