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Rapid Initialization for Personnel Navigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92053
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4015
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-191
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
STARA Technologies, Inc.
61 S. William Dillard Drive Gilbert, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Rapid Initialization for Personnel Navigation
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0040
Award Amount: $729,327.00
 

Abstract:

Primarily, this technology will provide military Free Fall Operators the ability to rapidly acquire a GPS position fix upon exiting the aircraft allowing them to immediately begin navigating towards the landing point. Secondly, this system will provide military Free Fall Operators more situational awareness by providing the ability to visualize the location of other jumpers and cargo during flight. Human systems can also reprogram cargo systems in-flight through the communications network. Thirdly, this system will allow other GPS dependent products to receive GPS technology updates (Anti Spoofing / Anti Jamming / Update Refresh Rates) without any need to modify their existing hardware. Lastly, this product may, after a thorough simulation and examination, supplement GPS position fix with an inertial measurement unit (IMU) that could lead the free fall operator to the landing point in the event of a GPS jammed scenario.

Principal Investigator:

Glen Bailey
Chief Engineer
(480) 850-1555
glen@stara.biz

Business Contact:

Colin McCavitt
President
(480) 850-1555
colin@stara.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

STARA Technologies, Inc.
61 S. William Dillard Drive Gilbert, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 861019085
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No