Head orientation sensing system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-6840
Agency Tracking Number: F071-020-0707
Amount: $749,682.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-020
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anna Galea
 Director, Technology Deve
 (781) 890-1338
 agalea@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Accurate orientation and position tracking is difficult to achieve over extended missions and in varying environments, such as ambient electromagnetic (EM) noise and inconsistent access to satellites or reference stations (such as vehicle mounted locators). Manufacturers of orientation and tracking monitoring sensors utilize redundancy and complex algorithms to achieve the highest accuracy they can. Infoscitex has developed a novel biomimetic sensor that can be used to calibrate, on the fly, standard sensors to within an accuracy of 1 degree. During the Phase I program several iterations of the biomimetic sensor were fabricated and tested, such that the feasibility of the system was established and a complete sensor package design created. In Phase II complete sensor packages will be fabricated by Infoscitex and tested in collaboration with Dr. Jennie Gallimore. In addition, a complete tracking and orientation system will be assembled and tested in order to best position our sensors for market entry.

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