Networkable Far-Target Locator for Man-Portable Missile Launcher

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$120,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0012
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-198-0657
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-198
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator
 Kenan Ezal
 Senior Staff Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 kezal@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance and Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost, lightweight, networkable far-target locator for the command launch unit (CLU) of the Javelin anti-armor weapon system. The proposed Small, Tactical, Attitude-aided, Robust Locator for Enhanced Targeting (STARLET) will interface with the CLU and provide the location of the target selected by the gunner and transmit the target image along with the target position via a standard radio interface. The STARLET system will include a novel GPS-based attitude (GPS/A) sensor that will augment a digital compass subsystem and automate the magnetometer calibration process, thus reducing the operator workload and significantly improving the system performance. All system sensors, including all in-phase (I) and quadrature-phase (Q) GPS signals for each satellite, will be fused together using an ultra-tightly coupled (UTC) architecture making the system inherently robust to interference and the resulting target position more accurate. The GPS/A sensor will include a small anti-jam (AJ) GPS antenna that will further improve the interference suppression capability of the system. The STARLET system will be designed to closely interface with the Javelin CLU. During the Phase I effort Toyon will identify the system requirements, evaluate candidate components, fully define the system architecture and determine the predicted system performance and cost.

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