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Software Architecture for Navigation Devices Enabling Flexible Addition of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
96756
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB1-0350
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
5-D Systems Inc.
1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 3200 Round Rock, TX 78681-5002
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Software Architecture for Navigation Devices Enabling Flexible Addition of Aiding Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N10PC20178
Award Amount: $98,512.00
 

Abstract:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking a software architecture that allows new and advanced navigation sensors to be integrated with an existing navigation system. To demonstrate this technology, DARPA desires a design for a personal navigator leveraging this technology that is capable of providing a location fix with an accuracy of 10 meters 3D rms. This navigator needs to integrate a variety of sensors in order to operate for extended periods of time without a GPS coordinate update. 5-D Systems' layered approach to both the software architecture and navigation filter, presented in this proposal, provides a framework that meets desire. Our approach develops a generic software architecture that facilitates the development of a personal navigator that can exploit the newest and best navigation sensors available, irrespective of their existence at the time of the navigation system's design and deployment. Our novel approach uses a layered, two-tier navigation filter that enables the robust addition of new sensors and navigation approaches while operating in the absence of GPS for extended periods. Collectively, our team brings a unique mix of academic and industry experience integrating sensors for navigation and developing adaptable, sustainable software architectures for new and legacy systems.

Principal Investigator:

Christof Hamm
Systems Engineer
5122389840
christof.hamm@5dsystems.com

Business Contact:

John Kurkjian
Treasurer
5122389840
john.kurkjian@5dsystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

5-D Systems Inc.
1 Chisholm Trail, Suite 3200 Round Rock, TX 78681

EIN/Tax ID: 742928003
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No