Tactical Applications of DiNO-Pos

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-16-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1630
Amount: $1,499,513.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB091-012
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-15
Small Business Information
14960 Woodcarver Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80921
DUNS: 182097444
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alison Brown
 (719) 481-4877
 abrown@navsys.com
Business Contact
 Ms. Karen Barworth
Phone: (719) 481-4877
Email: kbarworth@navsys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Most military applications are heavily dependent on having robust positioning and require a back-up to GPS in the event that these signals are degraded, denied, or destroyed.In the case of DARPA's RadioMap program, its ability to command and control a heterogeneous sensor network and provide radio frequency (RF) situational awareness at a strategic and tactical level is contingent on the individual sensors maintaining and sharing positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data.Previous DARPA sponsored research demonstrated a Distributed Network Opportunistic Positioning (DiNO-Pos), capability which demonstrated a back-up PNT capability through simultaneous location of remote networked Software Defined Radios (SDRs) and mapping of radio frequency signals of opportunity (SoOP).The Wireless And Large-scale Distributed Operations (WALDO) approach developed for RadioMap includes the ability to readily integrate new third party functionality and features. Under this Phase II effort, NAVSYS shall integrate the DiNO-Pos APP with WALDO and provide a report to DARPA to verify that WALDO is meeting its third party enhanced features and functionality integration objectives.A field demonstration will also be performed to show how the DiNO-Pos/WALDO architecture provides a real-time PNT capability/enhancement to RadioMap's various transition partners, allowing them to operate in the absence of GPS.Most military applications are heavily dependent on having robust positioning and require a back-up to GPS in the event that these signals are degraded, denied, or destroyed.In the case of DARPA's RadioMap program, its ability to command and control a heterogeneous sensor network and provide radio frequency (RF) situational awareness at a strategic and tactical level is contingent on the individual sensors maintaining and sharing positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data.Previous DARPA sponsored research demonstrated a Distributed Network Opportunistic Positioning (DiNO-Pos), capability which demonstrated a back-up PNT capability through simultaneous location of remote networked Software Defined Radios (SDRs) and mapping of radio frequency signals of opportunity (SoOP).The Wireless And Large-scale Distributed Operations (WALDO) approach developed for RadioMap includes the ability to readily integrate new third party functionality and features. Under this Phase II effort, NAVSYS shall integrate the DiNO-Pos APP with WALDO and provide a report to DARPA to verify that WALDO is meeting its third party enhanced features and functionality integration objectives.A field demonstration will also be performed to show how the DiNO-Pos/WALDO architecture provides a real-time PNT capability/enhancement to RadioMap's various transition partners, allowing them to operate in the absence of GPS.

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