Maintenance and Repair Support System (MARSS)
Final rept Apr 95-Dec 97
BOEING CO HUNTSVILLE AL
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The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency DARPA, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center SSC, U.S. Army Test Maintenance Diagnostics Equipment Activity TMDA, and the McDonnell Douglas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company, developed the first Pentium class body-wearable computer. Under the DARPA-funded NATICK Contract DAAK60-95-C-2029, the McDonnell Douglas Corporation researched, designed, developed, built, and tested an advanced portable tactical information assistant called the Maintenance and Repair Support System MARSS. The MARSS system established a revolutionary approach to the humanmachine interface for information systems. The need for the system is derived from the increasing complexity of weapon systems and the reduction in armed forces personnel. Portable multimedia information systems are required to access information from remote locations, enhance mobility while referencing information, decrease required training of personnel, and increase operational readiness by decreasing- repair time for weapon systems. The Maintenance and Repair Support System MARSS is a body-worn portable information computing system that allows the user to access needed information hands-free.
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies