Precision Pulse Positioning System Applied to Low-Cost Position and Orientation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: A062-048-0415
Amount: $119,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-048
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOC.
1220 Kennestone Circle, Suite E, Marietta, GA, 30066
DUNS: 149785201
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Stagliano
 Senior Scientist
 (770) 795-8181
 jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com
Business Contact
 Susan Dugas
Title: Vice President
Phone: (770) 795-8181
Email: susan.dugas@pra-corp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) proposes to enhance the Precision Pulse Positioning System (3PS) that was developed on previous SBIR contracts to produce a solution for position and orientation of battlefield platforms. The Precision Pulse Positioning System (3PS) technology will provide precise near-instantaneous position estimates of a platform and the PRA Polarimeter technology will permit the near-instantaneous measurement of polarization that can easily be mounted on the platform body. The combination of these two innovative technologies enables an effective approach to provide self-determination of the position and orientation of deployed battlefield platforms. The primary objective of 3PS enhanced with orientation is the performance improvement or elimination of inertial sensors on specific platforms. The multi-function capability of 3PS with orientation allows the technology to have application to numerous Army mission areas. 3PS with orientation provides an infrastructure for positioning and orientation needs that is independent of the specific operational event and, as such, can be applied to many types of ground and airborne platforms.

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