Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB2-0192
Amount: $1,124,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SB102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 820, Greenbelt, MD, -
DUNS: 362884335
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carol Politi
 (301) 313-0053
Business Contact
 Shimla Anderson-Harris
Title: Controller
Phone: (301) 313-0053
Email: shimla@trxsystems.com
Research Institution
Military personnel often operate within urban, cavernous, foliage covered or indoor environments. In these areas, position navigation and time information becomes difficult and in some cases impossible to deduce from GPS signals alone. Under the proposed effort TRX will develop and implement an Android-based application that delivers GPS-denied navigation and mapping for tactical battlefield use. The TRX application will be run on standard Android platforms (e.g., Nexus One) and will be delivered in two forms: 1) standalone handheld application delivering GPS-denied navigation using only embedded cellular device sensors, 2) handheld application using both embedded cellular sensors and sensors in a dedicated soldier-worn tracking unit. The application will deliver GPS-denied positioning information on the handheld, provide a handheld GUI that will show personnel their 3D location, and will make 3D maps of the areas dismounted soldiers traverse. Both cellular and tactical radio networks may be used to deliver location information to optional server and web-based command station applications. The command station application will, when available, deliver situational awareness for a commanding officer (including delivery of personnel status such as crawling, motionless, etc.) and have the potential to increase navigation accuracy and situational awareness through team-wide information sharing.

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