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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,249,620.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0166
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0966
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-035
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
TRX Systems, Inc.
AK, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362884335
Principal Investigator:
Carole Teolis
(301) 313-0053
carole@trxsystems.com
Business Contact:
(301) 313-0053
carole@trxsystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As the threat landscape continues to evolve, modern forces and especially foot mounted soldiers are increasingly tasked with conducting operations in either complex urban or remote cavernous environments where GPS signals are severely corrupted and/or unusable. The ability to track and navigate in unfamiliar subsurface environments such as canyons, subterranean caves, mines or other manmade subsurface structures is imperative to the success of modern warfare operations. The objective of this work is to apply and extend TRX’s inference based positioning and mapping system to navigation in rugged natural environments. An open navigation core architecture will be designed to facilitate integration of other sensors or algorithms.

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