Smartronix Develops Portable Wireless Digital Data Transmission Systems for U.S. Military Academy

Hollywood, 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."