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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0166
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0966
Amount: $1,249,620.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-035
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
AK, -
DUNS: 362884335
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carole Teolis
 (301) 313-0053
 carole@trxsystems.com
Business Contact
Phone: (301) 313-0053
Email: 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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