Development of Low-Cost Tracking System for Infantry Training

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0302
Award Id:
90309
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-021-0457
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator:
JimStagliano
Senior Scientist
(678) 384-3413
jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com
Business Contact:
SusanDugas
Vice President
(678) 384-3401
contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institute:
University of Florida
Roslyn Heath
Division of Sponsored Research
PO Box 116550, 339 Weil Hall
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 392-9447
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Propagation Research Associates, Inc. proposes to leverage technology developed in a previous SBIR projects to develop the Training Environment Position and Orientation System (TEPOS) for determination of the position and orientation of each participant's head and limbs as well as devices such as a weapon or range finder. TEPOS combines a number of PRA technologies including: waveform diversity, a distributed receiver system, PRA's proprietary waveform processing, and PRA's unique rapid estimation technology to determine position and orientation of many participants and platforms simultaneously.

Leveraging the technology developed under the Precision Pulse Positioning System, Precision Orientation System, and the Fast State Estimation contracts, PRA will design a system that provides accurate position and orientation information of a platform in a completely wireless fashion yet add mere ounces (tens of grams) of mass to the platform. The advantages of this system are highly accurate position and orientation information updated in real-time, completely wireless between platform and imagery generator, each platform is uniquely identified allowing individual tracking in an environment containing many platforms, and mitigation of multipath fading thereby assuring optimum performance.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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