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Distributed Navigation Solutions

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
TRX Systems, Inc.
7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 420 Greenbelt, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Distributed Navigation Solutions
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A107
Award Amount: $100,000.00


TRX Systems will deliver a soldier navigation solution that uses team-wide information and collaborative distributed computing to provide a position accuracy of 1m in GPS denied environments. The goal of high accuracy and robust navigation for mobile soldiers requires a flexible system design that makes use of all available information. A network of soldiers must be able to move seamlessly from operating individually to team-wide navigation to share fundamental measurements. To accomplish this, the soldier worn navigation solution must distribute navigation computation to the individual soldier (taking into account the limited computational ability available on soldier equipment). This system must also leverage the available communications (to other squad members and optionally to ground sensors, vehicle based navigation systems and command) to share dynamic and timely information to improve the navigation solution. The final system must have size, weight, power, and cost appropriate for a soldier worn system. TRX is focused solely on developing algorithms and technology for effective, accurate, location and tracking solutions in GPS denied environments. TRX uniquely has a starting point in navigation algorithms using team-wide information for distributed personnel tracking, and we will enhance and modify our personnel tracking system to provide the required distributed navigation solution.

Principal Investigator:

Carole Teolis
(301) 313-0053

Business Contact:

Elizabeth Hess
(301) 313-0053
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRX Systems, Inc.
7500 Greenbelt Suite 420 Greenbelt, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 460467429
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No