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Mobile Ad hoc Networked GPS for Robust Positioning

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77370
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-201-3169
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Mobile Ad hoc Networked GPS for Robust Positioning
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N61339-07-C-0017
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

IAI proposes an innovative approach to use a network of mobile GPS receivers to enhance the position accuracy of the entire network leveraging stand alone GPS positioning and Carrier Phase Differential GPS (CPDGPS) which provides relative positioning. This relative positioning is used to accurately estimate the geometry of the nodes as a rigid body. We use this geometric information regarding shape of rigid body under consideration to decrease the position error of each node in the global coordinate system used by regular GPS receivers. To achieve the targeted accuracy we address issues related to integer ambiguity inherent in CPDGPS technique, wireless link stability, network connectivity, and average alongwith maximum data rate dedicated to DGPS information exchange among the network nodes. Further, we will use adaptive Extended Kalman and Particle Filtering techniques to integrate Inertial Navigation System (INS) with GPS for higher locationing accuracy.

Principal Investigator:

Babak Azimi-Sadjadi
Senior Research Scientist
3012945269
babak@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manager
3012945221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No