Multi-Mode Combat ID

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-M007
Agency Tracking Number: A052-086-3402
Amount: $682,982.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-086
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 121059757
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hans Schantz
 Chief Scientist
 (256) 337-3012
Business Contact
 Jerome Gabig
Title: President
Phone: (256) 489-0075
Research Institution
The operational objective of this project is better situational awareness for blue forces engaged in MOUT. In Phase I of this SBIR effort, the Q-Track Corporation and its subcontractor, SAIC, established the feasibility of using Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER) to track soldiers in GPS-denied locations. In Phase II, the Q-Track team will optimize the design of the transmitters, receivers, and system software used in Phase I. The Team will test the optimized NFER system at a MOUT facility to obtain soldier feedback. Northrop Grumman will then integrated the NFER system into an existing Personal Navigation System (PNS) previously developed by Northrop Grumman. The PNS will fuse NFER data with the three tracking technologies that the pre-existing PNS already uses. The technical objective for NFER-supplemented Northrop Grumman PNS is to enable soldier tracking anywhere (e.g., urban canyons, sewers, outdoors, indoors) with an accuracy of 2.38 meters with 95% confidence.

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