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A HIGH ACCURACY ABSOLUTE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR RAPID RUNWAY REPAIRERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14900
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14900
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A HIGH ACCURACY ABSOLUTE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR RAPID RUNWAY REPAIRERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $379,901.00
 

Abstract:

NAVIGATION OF FIELD MOBILE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS REQUIRES A MEANS FOR THE ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO DETERMINE ITS ABSOLUTE LOCATION. THE USUSAL MEANS IS TO USE A VEHICLE INTERTIAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM WHICH IS PERIODICALLY UPDATED BY A GPS OR LORAN C RECEIVER. UNFORTUNATELY, GPS AND LORAN CAN ONLY PROVIDE ABSOLUTE POSITIONAL ACCURACY TO WITHIN 5 METERS OR SO WHICH LIMITS THE COMBINED INS/GPS/LORAN SYSTEM TO ABOUT THE SAME. ALSO, GPS AND LORAN C CAN BE JAMMED OR INTERFERED WITH BY LARGE CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURES (LIKE AIRCRAFT, BUILDINGS, OR REINFORCING STRUCTURES). IN THIS EFFORT WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE NAVIGATIONAL METHOD WHICH USES A COMBINATION OF DOWN-LOOKING GROUND TRACKING AND VERY INFREQUENTLY MOUNTED TARGETS TO PROVIDE RF FREE HIGHLY ACCURATE MOBILE SYSTEMS LOCATION DETERMINATION CAPABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Charles J Jacobus Phd
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybernet Systems Corp.
1919 Green Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No