High Accuracy 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-0300
Award Id:
90307
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-021-0265
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Kenan Ezal
Senior Scientist
(805) 968-6787
kezal@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Nancy R Lewis
Office of Research
3227 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-2050
(805) 893-4036
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Toyon and our teammates at UCSB propose to design a multi-sensor fusion-based augmented and virtual reality tracking system that is capable of precisely determining the position and orientation of each participant's head and weapon relative to the local real and virtual environment without requiring GPS. The system will comprise a mobile survey station (MSS) for rapidly, precisely and efficiently conducting a pre-training site survey; a light-weight head-mounted sensor (HMS) system; a low-profile weapon-mounted sensor (WMS) system; a plurality of portable external reference sensor (ERS) systems; a distributed track processing system (DTPS); and a high-speed wireless communications system. The system will be capable of determining the orientation of each HMS and WMS to within 0.9 mrad and their positions to within 2.5 mm with a latency of 10 ms or less. During the Phase I effort Toyon will determine the system specifications; design a system architecture that will meet those specifications; and develop and evaluate a set of algorithms for distributed navigation and tracking for augmented and virtual reality systems. Moreover, the algorithms developed under this Phase I effort will be evaluated using real data obtained in a real environment. Toyon is teamed with the "Four Eyes" Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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