Small Team Command, Control, Communications and Situational Awareness (C3SA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-08-P-0022
Agency Tracking Number: S081-001-0002
Amount: $99,698.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM08-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
3365 Mauricia Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, 95051
DUNS: 808453588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Deninger
 (408) 242-7026
Business Contact
 Joseph Schlesselman
Title: Product Manager
Phone: (408) 930-5048
Research Institution
Yotta Navigation proposes to develop the SOCOM divePDA a rugged, secure, high-precision, handheld real-time navigation and communications system suitable for military operations. This system will take advantage of Yotta’s existing expertise in several areas: network security, inertial (INS) and differential GPS-assisted navigation, user interface design, above- and sub-surface communications, efficient integration of components from mainstream suppliers, and our deep knowledge of real-time systems. Yotta’s modular, extensible approach will bring consistently reliable sub-meter dynamic positioning, depth and attitude, full-duplex voice, 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. This solution also features innovative security and low probability of detection (LPD) techniques. Because the proposed SBIR solution can be built around an existing Yotta divePDA 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. 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.

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