Distributed Navigation Solutions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-13-C-A405
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5170
Amount: $999,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
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, -
DUNS: 362884335
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carole Teolis
 CTO
 (301) 313-0053
 carole@trxsystems.com
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Hess
Title: CFO
Phone: (301) 313-0053
Email: 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.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government