Ground Guidance: Low Cost Tactical and Logistical Routing and Navigation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,792.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-08-C-N203
Award Id:
81482
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-104-0566
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1835 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul, MN, 55108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113351782
Principal Investigator:
Randy Milbert
President
(651) 659-6762
Randy.Milbert@primordial.com
Business Contact:
Randy Milbert
President
(651) 659-6762
Randy.Milbert@primordial.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Digital battle command and control systems such as Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) and Movement Tracking System (MTS) are wildly successful but are being deployed to only the highest priority Army vehicles due primarily to cost and budget constraints. In partnership with Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation and Magellan Navigation Incorporated, Primordial proposes Ground Guidance, a low-cost, real-time route planning and navigation system for logistical and tactical vehicles. Ground Guidance is a low-cost alternative to FBCB2 and MTS that provides enhanced routing capabilities and real-time satellite access to shared threat and hazard databases. At a projected unit cost of $6,600, Ground Guidance can be deployed down to the last vehicle. While utilizing state of the art commercial routing algorithms, Ground Guidance is tailored specifically for military operations by providing concealed routing capabilities, support for tactical and logistical vehicle routing, dismounted and emergency routing, and integration with FalconView mission planning software. Comtech, prime contractor for MTS, manufacturers battle tested satellite transceivers and is supporting Ground Guidance by providing their state of the art MT-2012 satellite transceiver. Magellan, creators of the popular Hertz NeverLost vehicle navigation system, is enhancing Ground Guidance's road-routing capabilities by providing their NavCreator Software Development Kit.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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