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VLAD (Vehicle Localization Augmentation for DIsmounts)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-17-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: A17A-017-0001
Amount: $149,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17A-T017
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-03-23
Small Business Information
555 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
United States
DUNS: 121257443
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Alberto Lacaze
 Lead Engineer
 (202) 631-0008
Business Contact
 Janet Hughes
Phone: (240) 631-0008
Research Institution
 University of Maryland Baltimore County
 Dr. Tony Farquhar
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
United States

 (410) 455-3300
 Nonprofit College or University

The goal of the proposed work is to create a suite of sensor processing algorithms and techniques that will result in the dismount localization system initializing and maintaining a good result while riding in a vehicle. The result of such a goal is that a user will be able to seamlessly exit the vehicle and perform their mission, all while still maintaining a high accuracy localization solution. We propose the Vehicle Localization Augmentation for Dismounts (VLAD), which extends the technology used by dismount localization systems to include the capability of riding and aligning inertial systems to a vehicle. VLAD takes the proven Warfighters Integrated Navigation System (WINS) and, when appropriate, WarLoc and increases capabilities by investigating aiding sensors, algorithms, and frameworks to align dismount inertial sensors to vehicle inertial sensors.

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