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Training Environment Positioning and Orientation System (TEPOS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86546
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-011-0632
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Propagation Research Associates
1275 Kennestone Circle Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30066-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Training Environment Positioning and Orientation System (TEPOS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6819
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes the Training Environment Positioning and Orientation System (TEPOS) effort to provide accurate orientation and position information for platforms (participants and devices) within an immersive training environment. Utilizing waveform diversity, polarimetric antennas, a distributed receiver system, with PRA's proprietary waveform processing and PRA's unique rapid estimation technology, the position and orientation is determined for multiple platforms simultaneously in real-time. Leveraging PRA technologies developed under previous SBIR contracts such as the Precision Pulse Positioning System, Precision Orientation System, and its proprietary Orthogonal Polarimetry technology, PRA will design a system that provides accurate position and orientation information of a platform in a completely wireless fashion yet add mere ounces (tens of grams) of mass to the platform. The advantages of this system are highly accurate position and orientation information updated in real-time, completely wireless between platform and imagery generator, each platform is uniquely identified allowing individual tracking in an environment containing many platforms, and mitigation of multipath fading thereby assuring optimum performance. Using commercial-off-the-shelf hardware, PRA will design (Phase I) and ultimately fabricate (Phase II) a low-cost, effective TEPOS technology.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Stagliano
Senior Research Scientist
7707958181
jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com

Business Contact:

Susan Dugas
Vice President
7707958181
contracts@pra-corp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOC.
1275 Kennestone Circle Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30066

EIN/Tax ID: 582611610
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No