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Huntsville Small Business Wins $100K Army Contract

A Huntsville defense contracting small business was recently awarded a $100,000 Army contract to further develop technologies to enable screen size-independent software.

Simulation Technologies Inc. received the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract for a six-month project that will fund research for the execution of software logic regardless of screen size, the company announced.

The software will allow warfighters to maintain situational awareness as they transition between mounted and unmounted tactical environments.

“We are excited about this Phase I award as it gives us the opportunity to use the mobile technology our highly-experienced team is developing to solve problems for the soldiers in the field,” Annie Saylor, Simulation Technologies founder and president.

Following a successful Phase I effort, the company said SimTech engineers and computer scientists will use the newly-developed framework to build a prototype application that can be accessed from a workstation, smartphone or any platform in between.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to leverage our ongoing efforts in mobile and web application development for the Soldier and eventually for the commercial market,” said Sutton O’Neal, SimTech team lead for the Innovative Technologies department.

“Our approach is ideal for creating a framework that will allow for the development of software to execute over a range of screen sizes while at the same time providing a cost savings to the Army with no increased developmental cost or required user training.”

August 20, 2015

Paul Gattis | By Paul Gattis |

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