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Universal Navigation Solution Manager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0041
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0053
Amount: $149,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-18
Small Business Information
2065 Kurtz St.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92110-2014
United States
DUNS: 079592990
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Oliver Martin
 (619) 230-5049
Business Contact
 David Twining
Phone: (510) 292-6235
Research Institution
 University of California, San Diego
 Jeff Warner
9500 Gilman Drive #0934
La Jolla, CA 92093-0934
United States

 (858) 534-6721
 Nonprofit College or University

Planck Aero and UC San Diego will collaborate to adapt and modify technology to address defense needs by providing an innovative, modular aerial navigation system that is capable of identifying and monitoring the accuracy, availability, and integrity of sensor sources, and ingesting all data into algorithms capable of providing a precision navigation solution for the duration of a mission without reliance on GPS or human intervention. The result is a robust and accurate odometry and localization system for high-speed flight for either manned or unmanned aircraft. The modular system acts to augment existing designs and architectures while provide a higher degree of reliability for autonomous navigation. This system relieves users of the dependence on GPS, which is not always reliable or available. The technology will be commercialized for logistics, urban air mobility, and military operations in contested environments. 

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