NASA 1996 SBIR Phase I


PROPOSAL NUMBER : 96-1 06.02-5700A

PROJECT TITLE : Virtual Environment System for Space Operations

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)

The Virtual Environment System for Space Operations project will develop an innovative Virtual Environment (VE) rapid-prototyping Windows NT-based system that will incorporate the latest VE peripheral devices and be portable so that it can be easily carried on-board the Space Shuttle and Space Station. The utilization of this system on the Space Station will provide an important method to simulate potential hazards involved with EVA operations and could also be used to maintain Shuttle landing proficiency and other important Shuttle and Space Station "Just-In-Time" training and simulation tasks.

The primary Phase I project objective will be to specify the functional hardware and software requirements of the proposed VE system that will be used as the baseline architecture for the actual system development that will be accomplished during the Phase II project. It is anticipated that this system will not only be an important future tool for on-orbit operations, but will be a commercially viable product as well.

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATION include aerospace flight simulation, architectural “walkarounds”, automotive engineering analysis, eductation applications, entertainment such as virtual sports and games, medical training, and military simulation.
NAME AND ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
J. Mark Voss
LinCom Corporation
1020 Bay Area Blvd. Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77058
NAME AND ADDRESS OF OFFEROR
LinCom Corporation
1020 Bay Area Blvd. Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77058