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Integrity-enabling Generic Estimation Manager (iGEM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-20-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A19B-002-0093
Amount: $166,476.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19B-T002
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-11-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-07-24
Small Business Information
324 Sudduth Cir NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
United States
DUNS: 013181424
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrey Soloviev
 Principal
 (740) 541-1529
 soloviev@qunav.com
Business Contact
 Andrey Soloviev
Phone: (740) 541-1529
Email: soloviev@qunav.com
Research Institution
 Illinois Institute of Technology
 Robert Lapointe Robert Lapointe
 
10 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

 (312) 567-7135
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

To improve resiliency of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) in GPS-degraded and GPS-denied environments, QuNav proposes to develop an integrity-enabling Generic Estimation Manager (iGEM). iGEM automatically (i.e., without on-line or off-line human intervention) and optimally combines all available navigation data and maintains solution continuity, availability and integrity. The sensor-agnostic PNT mechanization fuses all available sources of navigation-related information to produce the overall PNT output while optimizing its accuracy, availability, continuity and integrity. iGEM is based on three key technological innovations including (i) generic sensor-fusion that optimally fuses measurements from all available navigation sensors thus maximizing the accuracy and availability; (ii) outlier-aware filtering for detection and exclusion of faulty measurements to ensure the continuity; and, (iii) decentralized estimation that utilizes solution separation (between individual navigation sensors and or their respective aiding channels) to enable navigation integrity with protection levels. For the proposed development, QuNav will partner with Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (Woodland Hills, CA).

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