SOURCE: Alphaport, Inc.

July 31, 2008 13:14 ET

Alphaport Lands Prime Contract From the Department of Defense for a Battlefield Communications System

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Alphaport®, a Cleveland, Ohio-based provider of advanced engineering services and applied technology, was recently awarded a prime contract from the Department of Defense for development of a Battlefield Air Operations system. This highly integrated system of human and technology interfaces allows ground forces to communicate with air command forces using real-time visual information for enhanced battle space awareness and combat effectiveness.

The project, named "BATMAN" for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge, includes head-mounted displays, wearable computing systems, secure wireless communications, speech recognition enhancements, and software interface technology that revolutionizes human-machine collaboration. A battery pack is worn on the back, a laptop-style computer on the chest, controls worn on the sleeve, and communications in a soft cap headset.

Objectives for the system development include streamlining the number of displays a combat controller needs to have to clandestinely navigate, sense, map, reconnoiter and target within battlefield red zones. Secondarily, the program seeks to reduce weight, reduce errors and increase the speed of information deployment.

Anthony J. Miranda, president of Alphaport says, "We will be developing software interface controls and hardware prototypes for this innovative project. Our experience developing headset communications systems for NASA helps us develop unique ergonomic components for this sophisticated system. Air Force pilots will literally have eyes on the ground with real-time GPS coordinates and visual information," explains Miranda.

About Alphaport

Alphaport provides a full spectrum of engineering, high-value space exploration technology, and product development services for technical organizations. Alphaport has a rapidly growing team of experienced research scientists, engineers and project managers, many of who are retired from government facilities across the country.

Alphaport provides technical expertise for space system services, including design, analysis and development of power and propulsion systems, launch vehicles, space communications and more. Other areas of expertise include emerging technology development, six sigma process improvement, professional development training, safety, risk assessment, quality assurance, and turnkey knowledge retention programs.

Alphaport has received multiple awards, including NASA's Agency Wide Certificate of Excellence Award and NASA Headquarters' Best Practice Award.

For more information visit www.alpha-port.com

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Anthony J. Miranda
    President
    Alphaport, Inc.
    216-619-2400
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    Jeff Kenyon
    Goldstein Group Communications
    216-573-2300
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