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Definitive Contract - N6833521C0599

OVERVIEW

Awardee
Banc 3 P
Original Description
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Place of Performance
Princeton, NJ USA
Pricing
Cost Plus Fixed Fee
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
None

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase II
Title
Augmented Reality Headset for Maintainers
Abstract
BANC3 proposes to leverage its years of experience designing AR headsets for the commercial and military market to develop a complete headset design package for a rugged, marinized, self-contained AR headset at our secure facility in Princeton, NJ. We will create 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 method 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. BANC3 also describes a hardware and software agnostic approach that will enable the headset to be upgraded and modified for years to come. BANC3 also proposes a software/hardware architecture for SLAM (for orientation), 3D object recognition, and AR overlay. We also describe a hardware and software agnostic approach that will enable the headset to be upgraded and modified for years to come. Then, in the Phase I option / Phase II, BANC3 introduces a plan to take the design from prototype to commercial production using our extensive experience in manufacturing commercial AR headsets as well as introducing some of our commercial customers who are urging us to develop a rugged headset. There are many technical challenges for this design. The high and low temperature operating points are difficult for standard COTS hardware to achieve, and battery life under low temperature is degraded by over 50%. Designing a sunlight-readable AR display requires careful planning and understanding of optical design and thermal impact. Ruggedization of this display will need a well thought out mechanical approach. Making a water & salt-fog resistant device requires careful mechanical planning upfront to design seals, input-output ports, and understanding the thermal impact on electronics in a sealed/semi-sealed enclosure. BANC3's latest electronics miniaturization approaches will be required to meet SWAP goals. Finally, a solid understanding of mobile development is necessary to make a headset that can operate for 6-8 hours inside the SWAP goal of 600g. BANC3 believes this limit is challenging for a self-contained headset, but doable based on our measurements of our existing AR headsets. BANC3 describes our approach to solving all significant technical challenges. It then further presents our strategy for meeting the safety and reliability goals of 501.5, 502.5, 509.5, 516.6, as well as the EMI requirements of HERO, MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-810. We discuss how we will handle operation in high and low temperature, and how our design will handle salt-fog and water ingress. BANC3 also includes a discussion of how we will design for and test for EMI and HERO related requirements.
Topic Code
N201-024
Solicitation Number
20.1
Contact
Pam Puttagunta
(609) 759-1900
pamputtagunta@banc3.com

STATUS
(Open)

Period of Performance

6/30/21

Start Date

1/12/23

Current End Date

7/12/23

Potential End Date
61.0% Complete

Obligations and Backlog

$400.0K

Total Obligated

$1.0M

Current Award

$1.1M

Potential Award
36% Funded

$614.8K

Funded Backlog

$699.9K

Unfunded Backlog

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

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HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
12
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
cynthia.mollo.n68335@navy.mil
Last Modified By
dina.marinelli.n68335@navy.mil
Approved By
dina.marinelli.n68335@navy.mil
Awarding Office
N68335 NAVAIR WARFARE CTR AIRCRAFT DIV
Funding Office
N00421 NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIV

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 6/30/21


PIID: N68335-21-C-0599