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Redundant Gimbal-less Navigation and Positioning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: D16PC00222
Agency Tracking Number: S161-001-0028
Amount: $149,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM16-001
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-03-31
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Volodymyr Romanov
 (310) 320-3088
 ISProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

To address the SOCOM need for an innovative alternate means or a redundant positioning and navigation system for aircraft to operate in GPS-denied areas, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Redundant Gimbal-less Navigation and Positioning (REGINA) system, providing precise all-weather, all-altitude, day/night navigation and positioning of aircraft. This proposed system is based on a novel design that utilizes a blend of POC-developed components and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. As a result, REGINA offers position estimates similar to those of existing precision navigation systems, while being compact, lightweight, and inexpensive. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of REGINA through extensive computer modeling and simulation, and combinations of laboratory and field tests of critical components. In Phase II, POC plans to continue development of the system, build a system-level prototype, perform extensive field testing, and demonstrate its navigation precision similar to that of GPS for the SOCOM.

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