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Unified Position/Location Tracking and Communications Device for Live Urban Warfare Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N61339-04-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2042
Amount: $729,742.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
United States
DUNS: 182097444
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alison Brown
 President and CEO
 (719) 481-4877
 abrown@navsys.com
Business Contact
 Rowland Worrell
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (719) 481-4877
Email: rworrell@navsys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Under this Phase II effort we propose to build and test a unified position/location tracking (PLT) and communication (POSCOMM) device suitable for use in future training systems such as OneTESS. Our proposed approach is to develop a POSCOMM solutionbased on a Software Defined Radio (SDR) architecture which integrates GPS positioning and networked communications into a general purpose software/hardware radio solution.While GPS is commonly used for positioning today in an outdoor training environment, it does not currently meet the precision or the coverage requirements to supporting urban training needs such as Geometric Pairing (GP). Our proposed approach is to usenetwork assistance to bolster GPS reception in low signal and degraded signal environments (e.g., tunnels, buildings, under tree canopy, and within proximity to RF transmissions). For areas where GPS reception is impossible (e.g. inside metal buildings),PLT coverage is maintained by using Time Of Arrival (TOA) observations from strategically located POSCOMM devices.Under the Phase II effort we will build four prototype POSCOMM test-beds to be used for evaluating the PLT coverage and the accuracy of the TOA observations in a MOUT environment.Several transition opportunities have been identified including the One Tactical Engagement Simulation System (One TESS) and the Joint Tactical Radio System. The integrated POSCOMM SDR will provide a small, lightweight, low power, low cost positioningdevice suitable for use in future training systems such as OneTESS. This device will also have applicability for supporting SUO situational awareness. The software waveforms to be developed under this activity can transition into the SLICE and JTRSprograms expanding the capabilities of these military software defined radios. Commercial applications also exist including emergency location (E-911) and asset tracking.

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