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Small Team Command, Control, Communications and Situational Awareness (C3SA)

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Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
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2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Yotta Navigation Corporation
3365 Mauricia Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051-6613
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Small Team Command, Control, Communications and Situational Awareness (C3SA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-08-P-0022
Award Amount: $99,698.00


Yotta Navigation proposes to develop the SOCOM divePDA a rugged, secure, high-precision, handheld real-time navigation and communications system suitable for military operations. This system will take advantage of Yotta's existing expertise in several areas: network security, inertial (INS) and differential GPS-assisted navigation, user interface design, above- and sub-surface communications, efficient integration of components from mainstream suppliers, and our deep knowledge of real-time systems. Yotta's modular, extensible approach will bring consistently reliable sub-meter dynamic positioning, depth and attitude, full-duplex voice, high-data rate throughput in excess of ten (10) hertz, and the ability to track horizontal and vertical position even in the total absence of GPS. This solution also features innovative security and low probability of detection (LPD) techniques. Because the proposed SBIR solution can be built around an existing Yotta divePDA solution platform and architecture, a field-testable prototype system is achievable by the end of the Phase I. This Phase I effort will culminate in a high-quality proof-of-concept design, testable prototype, and quantifiable performance results. The approach will also permit significant time for testing, optimizations and enhancements during Phase II. The primary tracking device will maximize the use of recent advances in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technologies. It will be extensible and allow for future anticipated GPS Modernization improvements, especially the evolution of military P(Y) capable devices to support M-Code. Components of the test system will closely match the existing GPS infrastructure already in place to support the warfighter, with a natural transition path from the legacy PLGR and DAGR units.

Principal Investigator:

William Deninger

Business Contact:

Joseph Schlesselman
Product Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

3365 Mauricia Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95051

EIN/Tax ID: 205010854
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No