Urban Mapping and Positioning System (UMAPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0433
Agency Tracking Number: A062-037-1205
Amount: $1,693,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-037
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
Robotic Research LLC
814 W. Diamond Ave., Suite 301, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
DUNS: 121257443
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Charles Shoemaker
 Senior Program Manager
 (240) 631-0008
 cshoe@www.roboticresearch.com
Business Contact
 Alberto Lacaze
Title: President
Phone: (240) 631-0008
Email: lacaze@roboticresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Urban areas present one of the most challenging combat environments for U.S. soldiers. One of the key problems in urban combat is situational awareness and knowledge of the terrain. Soldiers usually have no knowledge of building layouts and floorplans. More significantly, as this information is gained by visual observation by soldiers it is extremely difficult to share this data with squad members and other units. Robotic Research, LLC and the University of Michigan will continue development of a soldier-worn LADAR based system for mapping of internal building structures called the Urban Mapping And Positioning System (UMAPS). Using highly accurate LADAR and Applied Robotics Technologies’ best in class Personal Dead-reckoning (PDR) System, UMAPS will provide superior accuracy that is critical for urban combat missions. Building upon a successful phase I prototype, we will further improve the systems capabilities, deliver a final prototype, and demonstrate the systems capabilities in an urban environment.

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