Rep Invariant Systems, Inc. announced today that it received a Phase II
SBIR contract from the US Navy in 2010 Q4 to work on SBIR topic
N091-037. The contract is worth $750,000. Work will be performed over
1.5 years, with an option to grow to $1,000,000 over 2 years.
Software used to plan US Navy aircraft missions does not presently
support multi-operator, multi-client, network-based collaborative
mission development. Data has to be entered manually into several tools
for each element of a mission.
Under this award, Rep Invariant will develop online collaboration tools
to facilitate Navy aircraft mission planning. Rep Invariant's tools will
streamline the planning process by decreasing both "hands-on-keyboard"
time and the risk of errors introduced by redundant manual data entry.
The tools will integrate with existing mission planning software. They
will be refined throughout the Phase II effort based on operator
observations and usability testing.
Rep Invariant will deliver a fully working prototype suitable for
commercialization in a follow-on Phase III effort. In addition to the
Navy's application, many of the designs and technologies for
collaborative planning and situational awareness will transfer
directly to first responders and other safety/security organizations.
About Rep Invariant: Founded in 2008, Rep Invariant Systems, Inc. develops software
and systems for the robotics and defense industries. For more information,
contact Jeremy Brown at 617-233-6109 or firstname.lastname@example.org