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Multi-agent Architecture for Robust Adaptive Decision-aiding (MARAD)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
48392
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-0592
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: 2001
Title: Multi-agent Architecture for Robust Adaptive Decision-aiding (MARAD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N61339-00-C-0084
Award Amount: $728,793.00
 

Abstract:

Today's ground vehicles primarily utilize the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) for positioning and navigation (POS/NAV) which produces moderately accurate results. High accuracy POS/NAV is achieved is achieved using integrated systems that arelarge, heavy, and prohibitively expensive for large-scale deployment. Modern battlefield scenarios would greatly benefit if all ground vehicles could determine their position with high accuracy. There is also a growing non-military demand for vehiclenavigation systems that are highly accurate and can operate when GPS signals are obscured. A system comprised of a GPS receiver augmented with low-cost sensors that individually yield only moderately accurate data when integrated together produces ahighly accurate result. In our Phase I effort we developed a system that uses inexpensive accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, and vehicle wheel sensors coupled with high fidelity models of the earth's gravity and magnetic fields. Using low-cost,high performance digital signal processors (DSPs), sophisticated mathematical filters can produce high fidelity position and heading information. T use of these passive sensors is key to providing POS/NAV solutions in cases where GPS signals areunavailable due to satellite signal availability problems, enemy jamming conditions, and obstacles such as buildings common in

Principal Investigator:

Nestor Voronka
Director of Research
7346682567
dan@tridsys.com

Business Contact:

Heidi Jacobus
dan@tridsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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