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Precision Optical Navigation Guidance System (PRONG)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-15-P-1180
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-014-0194
Amount: $79,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-06
Small Business Information
3525 Del Mar Heights Rd. #236
San Diego, CA 92130
United States
DUNS: 007942793
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dmitry Starodubov
 (805) 501-9399
Business Contact
 Ella Volfson
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (858) 755-4539
Research Institution
 University of Southern California
 Corine Wong
Rm. EEB 500, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electr. Engin. USC
Los Angleles, CA 90089-2565
United States

 (213) 740-4685
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

FOMS Inc. and University of Southern California propose to develop the PRecision Optical Navigation Guidance (PRONG) system to provide continuous, high quality range and bearing data to fixed wing aircraft during landing approach to an aircraft carrier. The PRONG system uses infrared optical communications with advanced modulation and coding to measure range between ship and aircraft with accuracy and precision better than 1 meter at ranges more than 7.5 km (4 nm). The system includes an innovative electro-optical receiver design which measures bearing from aircraft to ship with accuracy and precision better than 0.5 mRad (0.03 degrees). The PRONG system provides real-time range and bearing updates to multiple aircraft at rates up to several kHz, and duplex data transmission between ship and aircraft.

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