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Passive Radiometry Based Aerial Navigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-15-M-0290
Agency Tracking Number: F15A-T26-0064
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF15-AT26
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-30
Small Business Information
19805 Hamilton Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
United States
DUNS: 625511050
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nahum Gat
 (310) 756-0520
Business Contact
 Linda Papermaster
Phone: (310) 756-0520
Research Institution
 Aerospace Corporation
 James Johansen
2310 E. El Segundo Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245-4609
United States

 (310) 336-0779
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

ABSTRACT: The sensor system requirements for image based navigation that uses passive millimeter wave imaging radiometry will be established based on existing RelNav and AbsNav algorithms that were demonstrated to work in multi-modal imagery. Existing flight data will be used to simulate the PMMW imagery for these tests. A preliminary design of such a PMMW system will be created. Under Phase-II the sensor will be assembled integrated and flown to demonstrate navigation capabilities.; BENEFIT: The US DoD relies upon the availability of GPS for operations of various manned and unmanned platforms, from precision guided munitions, target geolocation, to Joint Direct Attack Munitions, and more. GPS however can be jammed or even hacked into. The proposed technology will allow various airborne operations to continue even in degraded or complete absence of GPS signal.

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