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High Accuracy, Non-GPS Pose Estimation and Real-Time Depth Sensing

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 08-035
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
7500 Greenway Center Drive Suite 420 Greenbelt, MD 20770-3552
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Accuracy, Non-GPS Pose Estimation and Real-Time Depth Sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0298
Award Amount: $750,000.00


The purpose of this project is to develop technology that facilitates mixed reality training in the real world thus affording soldiers the capability to train anywhere at any time. The focus of the proposed effort will be addressing key technology gaps to achieving the capability. We will address 1) the ability to accurately compute location of the trainee and orientation of their head and weapon, and 2) the ability to accurately and quickly sense the depth of real, potentially moving objects in the scene. The proposed effort leverages the TRX Sentinel Personnel Tracking and Monitoring System, which will be combined with additional soldier worn sensors for depth sensing. The system will be able to wirelessly track the location and orientation of multiple individuals in an indoor (GPS denied) or outdoor environment, simultaneously generating a local map of the soldier's position relative to the environment. Our solution does not require the training environment to be equipped with any sensors, communications devices, or other infrastructure. The same technology used for tracking people can be used to track position and orientation of targets as well as the individual soldier's weapons.

Principal Investigator:

Carole Teolis

Business Contact:

Carole Teolis
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRX Systems, Inc.
7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 820 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID: 460467429
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No