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A HIGH ACCURACY ABSOLUTE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR RAPID RUNWAY REPAIRERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14900
Amount: $379,901.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1919 Green Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charles J Jacobus Phd
 Principal Investigator
 (313) 668-2567
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract

NAVIGATION OF FIELD MOBILE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS REQUIRES A MEANS FOR THE ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO DETERMINE ITS ABSOLUTE LOCATION. THE USUSAL MEANS IS TO USE A VEHICLE INTERTIAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM WHICH IS PERIODICALLY UPDATED BY A GPS OR LORAN C RECEIVER. UNFORTUNATELY, GPS AND LORAN CAN ONLY PROVIDE ABSOLUTE POSITIONAL ACCURACY TO WITHIN 5 METERS OR SO WHICH LIMITS THE COMBINED INS/GPS/LORAN SYSTEM TO ABOUT THE SAME. ALSO, GPS AND LORAN C CAN BE JAMMED OR INTERFERED WITH BY LARGE CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURES (LIKE AIRCRAFT, BUILDINGS, OR REINFORCING STRUCTURES). IN THIS EFFORT WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE NAVIGATIONAL METHOD WHICH USES A COMBINATION OF DOWN-LOOKING GROUND TRACKING AND VERY INFREQUENTLY MOUNTED TARGETS TO PROVIDE RF FREE HIGHLY ACCURATE MOBILE SYSTEMS LOCATION DETERMINATION CAPABILITY.

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