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Precision Time Protocol Based Trilateration for Planetary Navigation

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90604
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084976
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
O4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Precision Time Protocol Based Trilateration for Planetary Navigation
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CA39C
Award Amount: $599,632.00
 

Abstract:

NASA's vision for planetary exploration requires development and field testing of the key technologies required for extended habitation. To support extended lunar operations with technologies directly extensible to the Mars environment, a high fidelity navigation system is needed. Precision localization and route mapping is required for planetary EVA, manned rovers and lunar surface mobility units. The innovation is the establishment of a fault tolerant, field scalable, high precision navigation system that can and support the size, weight, and power (SWaP) goals by integrating mature technologies to provide an navigation capability while naturally supporting data and voice communications on the same network. Perhaps most importantly, this system is bidirectional such that position information is provided to both the base and the mobile units. Such a system provides a precise and reliable navigation backbone to support traverse-path planning systems and other mapping applications and establishes a core infrastructure for long term occupation.

Principal Investigator:

Ron Murdock
Principal Investigator
4018460111
rmurdock@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Business Official
7037036107
csigety@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No