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
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-021-0457
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T021
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
Propagation Research Associates
1275 Kennestone Circle, Suite 100, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator
 Jim Stagliano
 Senior Scientist
 (678) 384-3413
 jim.stagliano@pra-corp.com
Business Contact
 Susan Dugas
Title: Vice President
Phone: (678) 384-3401
Email: contracts@pra-corp.com
Research Institution
 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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