USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
81287
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0376
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0273
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Many applications of micro-sensor networks, such as detecting and tracking targets in geodetic coordinates, require accurate knowledge of the network devices' positions and orientations. To meet this need, Toyon Research Corporation proposes to extend the optical localization algorithms developed in Phase I, implement them in efficient C++ software, and integrate, test, evaluate, and demonstrate their performance in an optical sensor network test-bed, as well as in large-scale simulations. The algorithms use inter-node angle measurements from detections of optical beacon signals in the camera image planes. With angle-only information, and one-way network links due to clandestine optical-only communication, 3-D distributed localization is challenging; however, Toyon's novel algorithms have met this challenge, as shown by Phase I results. Phase II development will extend these algorithms to localize larger numbers of nodes in diverse network configurations, and optimize the algorithms to maximize use of available information for improved estimation accuracy. Algorithm evaluation will include detailed analyses of trades in network configurations and limitations, especially related to the constraints of optical-only measurement and communication. To prepare for development beyond Phase II, Toyon will also acquire and test advanced ultraviolet (UV) and short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras and beacons for covert operation and higher communication rates.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Purvis
Analyst
8059686787
kpurvis@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No