September 20 - 22, 2010, Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Hotel, Vienna, VA
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Today’s Warfighter often carries an inordinate load that can lead to injuries and encumbered performance. Equipment is distributed among squad members with little, if any regard for differences in strength and anthropometry. Consequently, the current focus on human-centric design requires a modeling and simulation tool that can reduce the load Warfighters carry and can help distribute equipment among squad member more efficiently. This, in turn, increases effectiveness, saves money, saves time, and saves lives. The University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) Program have experience and expertise tailored to providing precisely this kind of tool. Learn how these lessons learned can incorporated into your solution
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Professor Karim Abdel-Malek
Director, Virtual Soldier Research Program
University of Iowa
The ability to provide accurate and reliable navigation information to dismounted soldiers in all areas and phases of military operations and especially in GPS denied areas will greatly increase situational awareness and operational effectiveness. Personnel operating in urban canyons, indoors, and in caves where GPS is not available or in situations where GPS is actively being spoofed cannot use navigation, mapping, and other systems that rely on accurate positioning information.
This focus day presentation explores the expansion of an embedded training project to provide soldiers with expanded situational awareness in theater. The solution leverages a Personnel Tracking and Monitoring System that is able to wirelessly track the location and orientation of multiple individuals in an indoor (GPS denied) or outdoor environment. It does not require the environment to be equipped with any sensors, communications devices, or other infrastructure.
Dr. Carole Teolis
TRX Systems, Inc.
This session will cover Primordial’s Ground Guidance route planning software and their ongoing efforts to integrate with the Land Warrior and MTS. Ground Guidance is patented software that plans fast and concealed routes for dismounted and mounted soldiers through on- and off-road terrain. Land Warrior is a soldier system that provides a moving map and blue force information in a heads-up display. MTS is a blue force tracking (BFT) system used by more than 30,000 logistical vehicles in Afghanistan and Iraq. Primordial is integrating Ground Guidance into the Land Warrior and MTS to support rapidly generating primary, alternate, contingent, and emergency (PACE) routes before a mission and performing emergency rerouting during a mission.
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Session Leader :
Randy L. Milbert
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