SBIR-STTR Award

Strike Assistant Planning Software (STRAPS)
Profile last edited on: 11/14/2018

Program
SBIR
Agency
Navy
Total Award Amount
$1,899,684
Award Phase
2
Principal Investigator
Jeremy H Brown
Activity Indicator

Company Information

Jaybridge Robotics Inc (AKA:Rep Invariant Systems, Inc)

38 Cameron Avenue Suite 100
Cambridge, MA 02140
   (617) 500-9606
   info@jaybridge.com
   www.jaybridge.com
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   07
County:   Middlesex

Phase I

Phase I year
2009
Phase I Amount
$149,958
The Joint Mission Planning Software (JMPS) is aviator planning software used by the US Navy (among other forces) to plan aerial missions. Current versions of JMPS do not support multi-operator, multi-client collaborative mission development. In this proposal, Rep Invariant Systems presents a high-level technical approach for adding collaborative mission development capability to JMPS, thus creating a Collaboration-Enabled JMPS (CEJMPS) system. In a Phase I effort, we propose to revise, refine, and detail this strategy, ensuring that each element is feasible in practice. In a Phase I Option effort, we propose to prototype key elements of the strategy, and begin additional human factors evaluations. In our approach, we pay particular attention to the need to collaborate over low-bandwidth networks, without reliable access to centralized services on the Global Information Grid. We also pay careful attention to the need to address human factors when adding additional capabilities to JMPS.

Benefit:
The primary opportunity provided by this SBIR is to provide the Navy with an extension to JMPS enabling multiple users to collaboratively develop aerial missions. Rep Invariant will address this market by creating a productized extension to JMPS for US Navy use. We will sell support contracts to the Navy and contract to add additional capabilities as required. As the technology for Navy operations matures, we anticipate expanding the market to include other forces, e.g. Air Force.

Keywords:
JMPS, JMPS, Human Factors, Joint Operations, Collaboration, mission planning, Command and Control, Communications, low bandwidth

Phase II

Phase II year
2014 (last award $$: 2014)
Phase II Amount
$1,749,726
The Joint Mission Planning Software (JMPS) is aviator planning software used by the US Navy and other forces to plan aerial missions. Current versions of JMPS do not support multi-operator, multi-client, network-based collaborative mission development. Rep Invariant Systems proposes to implement a Collaboration Common Component for JMPS that provides online collaboration abilities to JMPS operators. Our implementation will be based on designs started in our Phase I effort, and refined through operator observations, usability testing, and evaluation according to quantifiable metrics of success.

Keywords:
Networking, Networking, Collaboration, Peer-To-Peer, Mission Planning, Human Factors, Jmps, User Interface, Software Engineering