NIST FRST Challenge Awardee (Phases 1-3):
October 25, 2022 – BANC3 is proud to be selected as a NIST PSCR FRST Challenge Phase 3 Awardee! BANC3's winning solution combines Ultra-wideband RF tracking and IMU+AI tracking technology in a cost-efficient and readily fieldable way to achieve 3D indoor location tracking in GPS-denied environments. Prior to this latest Phase 3 award, BANC3 won Phase 1 & 2 awards through competition with a diverse group of teams. BANC3's Phase 3 submission included our complete system design, benchmark data of performance with sensor data, and a video demonstration of the system for the judges. BANC3's Phase 3 award confirms and validates our readiness for Phase 4 live field-testing efforts scheduled for early 2023. You can check out BANC3's FRST Challenge Community Video here.
SBIR Phase III Award for Augmented Reality System for U.S. Army:
September 27, 2022 – BANC3, Inc., an augmented reality (AR) & mixed reality (MR) technology pioneer and leading small business provider of complete end-to-end digital ecosystems of AR/MR solutions, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Phase III contract from Army Contracting Command, NJ (ACC-NJ) at Picatinny Arsenal that derives from and extends prior Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) work.
Under this initial 2-year contract, BANC3 will develop AR capabilities for integrated fire control systems utilizing and building upon capabilities and experience developed through successful completion of the SBIR Phase I and II contract work, "AR/MR for Live Fire Ranges," for the US. Army Program Executive Office – Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, FL. This work, completed in late 2019, included the development of a standalone optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) that displays virtual targets and simulated environmental occlusions (such as smoke, fire, and explosions) for soldier marksmanship training.
BANC3's Phase III contract work will include development of a fire control system for the Mounted Machine Gun Optic (MMO) that integrates with the High Explosive Dual Purpose Airburst (HEDP-AB) ammunition programming unit (PU) using BANC3's AR capabilities developed in Phase I and II.