Alternative PNT Augmentations for Handhelds

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Amount:
$99,949.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HM1582-08-C-0004
Award Id:
86070
Agency Tracking Number:
M073-002-0024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
YOTTA NAVIGATION CORP. (Currently Yotta Navigation Corporation)
3365 Mauricia Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, 95051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808453588
Principal Investigator:
William Deninger
CTO
(408) 242-7026
william.deninger@yottanav.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Schlesselman
SBIR PM
(408) 930-5048
joe.schlesselman@yottanav.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Yotta Navigation proposes to develop the MOUTman, a rugged, handheld, secure, high-precision real-time navigation system suitable for military operations. This system will take advantage of Yotta's existing expertise in several areas: inertial and differential GPS-assisted navigation, user interface design, efficient integration of components from mainstream suppliers, and our deep knowledge of real-time systems. The primary tracking device will maximize the use of recent advances in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technologies. It will be extensible and allow for future anticipated GPS Modernization improvements, especially the evolution of military P(Y) capable devices to support M-Code. Components of the test system will closely match the existing GPS infrastructure already in place to support the warfighter, with a natural transition path from the legacy PLGR and DAGR units. Yotta's modular, extensible approach will bring consistently reliable sub-meter dynamic positioning and attitude, high-data rate throughput in excess of ten (10) hertz, and the ability to track horizontal and vertical position even in the total absence of GPS. Because the proposed SBIR solution can be built around an existing Yotta solution platform and architecture, a field-testable prototype system is achievable by the end of the Phase I. This Phase I effort will culminate in a high-quality proof-of-concept design, testable prototype, and quantifiable performance results. The approach will also permit significant time for testing, optimizations and enhancements during Phase II.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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