Distributed Navigation Solutions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$999,985.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-13-C-A405
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5170
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-097
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
TRX Systems, Inc.
7500 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 420, Greenbelt, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362884335
Principal Investigator:
Carole Teolis
CTO
(301) 313-0053
carole@trxsystems.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Hess
CFO
(301) 313-0053
hesse@trxsystems.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
TRX Systems will deliver a soldier navigation solution that uses team-wide information and collaborative distributed computing to provide a position accuracy of 1m in GPS denied environments. The goal of high accuracy and robust navigation for mobile soldiers requires a flexible system design that makes use of all available information. A network of soldiers must be able to move seamlessly from operating individually to team-wide navigation to share fundamental measurements. To accomplish this, the soldier worn navigation solution must distribute navigation computation to the individual soldier (taking into account the limited computational ability available on soldier equipment). This system must also leverage the available communications (to other squad members and optionally to ground sensors, vehicle based navigation systems and command) to share dynamic and timely information to improve the navigation solution. The final system must have size, weight, power, and cost appropriate for a soldier worn system. TRX is focused solely on developing algorithms and technology for effective, accurate, location and tracking solutions in GPS denied environments. TRX uniquely has a starting point in navigation algorithms using team-wide information for distributed personnel tracking, and we will enhance and modify our personnel tracking system to provide the required distributed navigation solution.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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