Smartronix Develops Portable Wireless Digital Data Transmission Systems for U.S.
Maryland - 16 December 2009 – Smartronix, under
contract to the United States Military Academy at West Point,
recently completed the design and integration of a portable
wireless digital data transmission system called CadetCam. The
CadetCam was initially used by the U.S. Military Academy Black
Knights parachute team to support various Behavioral Psychology
Department research programs. The multifunction system design
incorporates two simultaneous live video feeds to a ground
station which projects the parachutist’s – eye view. The
first-person camera view and sensor transmission capability will
be used for scientific research and data collection, allowing
the researchers to capture, record, and transmit live
physiological stress data gathered during various cadet
experiments. CadetCam also provides audio transmission, supports
audio-video recording and can communicate auxiliary sensor data.
Equipment trials have been underway since mid-October and
include multiple jumps into the football stadium at West Point
as well as Lincoln field prior to the Army / Navy football game.
Smartronix Executive Vice President, Alan Parris said "this
project is typical of the type of tasks the Engineering
Solutions group loves to work on. Working closely with the
specialists onsite at West Point, the single transport case
system was designed and prototyped within four months from
concept to prototype suite." Additionally he states that "other
cadet groups at West Point plan to incorporate CadetCam in
activities such as snowboarding, cross country skiing, and bike
teams and may be used in collaboration as a recruiting tool by
recording cadets in action."