Training Environment Positioning and Orientation System (TEPOS)
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DOD / USAF
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.
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