MNB Technologies Inc. is working on a 16-ounce device "that packs the computing power of 10 to 12 desktop computers into a gadget about the size of a paperback book," the company said.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Defense, is worth $85,000. The device can be strapped to a soldier's belt, with the screen viewable through a high-definition, head-mounted monitor. It also includes a foldable wireless keyboard and mouse.
The company was founded in 2004.