Secure GPS Sensor Platform (GPS-SP) for Handheld CE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-C706
Agency Tracking Number: A121-061-0219
Amount: $99,051.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: A12-061
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Yotta Navigation Corporation
3365 Mauricia Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, -
Duns: 808453588
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Deninger
 (408) 242-7026
Business Contact
 Helen Tao
Title: Operations Director
Phone: (408) 621-3167
Research Institution
Yotta Navigation will develop and build a simple, rugged, reliable, compact and cost-effective military GPS sensor platform (GPS-SP). The GPS-SP will be a self-contained military Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) module. It will securely communicate with the Android operating system platform, which is planned for use in the new US Army Handheld Computing Environment (Handheld CE). This will decouple the GPS receiver from the handset, allowing each technology to evolve separately, while still ensuring standards-based data-centric interoperability between them. The result will be a more open-architecture approach, enabling flexibility, innovation, and cost-savings over the current DAGR-centric military GPS paradigm. In addition, the GPS-SP will be versatile enough to allow secure connections to other sensors, and will have a natural migration path to future MGUE M-Code receivers. Because of our previous experience integrating SAASM PPS P(Y) GPS receivers -- along with prior work on Android and other embedded/real-time operating systems -- we are confident that we can accomplish this ambitious challenge. The Yotta Navigation team assembled for this SBIR includes hardware, software, security, and networking industry veterans. The project will be led by a prior service US Army officer with years of tactical field experience both as an enlisted soldier and officer.

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