You are here

Alternative PNT Augmentations for Handhelds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM1582-08-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: M073-002-0024
Amount: $99,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA07-002
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-01-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-10-28
Small Business Information
3365 Mauricia Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
United States
DUNS: 808453588
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Deninger
 (408) 242-7026
Business Contact
 Joseph Schlesselman
Title: SBIR PM
Phone: (408) 930-5048
Research Institution

Yotta Navigation proposes to develop the MOUTman, a rugged, handheld, secure, high-precision real-time navigation system suitable for military operations. This system will take advantage of Yotta's existing expertise in several areas: inertial and differential GPS-assisted navigation, user interface design, efficient integration of components from mainstream suppliers, and our deep knowledge of real-time systems. 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. Yotta's modular, extensible approach will bring consistently reliable sub-meter dynamic positioning and attitude, 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. Because the proposed SBIR solution can be built around an existing Yotta 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.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government