High Accuracy, Non-GPS Pose Estimation and Real-Time Depth Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0283
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0658
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
387 Technology Drive, Suite 2104, College Park, MD, 20742
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362884335
Principal Investigator:
Carole Teolis
CEO
(301) 405-5836
teolisc@trxsystems.com
Business Contact:
Karina Drees
CFO
(301) 405-5836
dreesk@trxsystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop technology that facilitates mixed reality training in the real world thus affording soldiers the capability to train anywhere at any time using his/her equipment combined with operational combat systems. The focus of the proposed effort will be addressing key technology gaps to achieving the capability. We will address 1) the ability to accurately compute location of the trainee and orientation of their head and weapon, and 2) the ability to accurately and quickly sense the depth of real, potentially moving objects in the scene. The proposed effort leverages the TRX Sentinel Personnel Tracking and Monitoring System, which will be combined with additional soldier worn sensors for depth sensing. The system will be able to wirelessly track the location and orientation of multiple individuals in an indoor (GPS denied) or outdoor environment, simultaneously generating a local map of the soldier's position relative to the environment. Our solution does not require the training environment to be equipped with any sensors, communications devices, or other infrastructure. The same technology used for tracking people can be used to track position and orientation of targets as well as the individual soldier's weapons.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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