Head orientation sensing system

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,917.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-6777
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-020-2594
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-020
Small Business Information
APPAREO SYSTEMS LLC
1805 NDSU Research Park Drive, Fargo, ND, 58102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
033485256
Principal Investigator
 Barry Batcheller, PE
 Principal Investigator
 (701) 356-2200
 bbatcheller@appareo.com
Business Contact
 Barry Batcheller
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (701) 356-2200
Email: bbatcheller@appareo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Appareo Systems, LLC, proposes to develop a functional prototype head-mounted position and orientation system (HPOS). The HPOS will be capable of operating in electromagnetic fields of up to 200 volts/meter and will provide at least one degree of accuracy and at least one degree of resolution at a 60 Hz update rate while providing 3 degree of freedom (DOF) information on head orientation, including azimuth from 0 to 360 degrees, elevation from +90 to -90 degrees, and roll orientation from +180 to -180 degrees. The completed HPOS system will include the development of a degradation-resistant GPS solution, which is seen as the key to the success of this project. Techniques including the use of ultra-short baselines and multiple GPS receivers and antennas will be explored to create the GPS reliability needed. Aided, non-GPS solutions simply cannot stand up in the variety of environments in which the HPOS must be deployed. It is believed that a GPS-dependent solution, although not without its own weaknesses, can be successfully implemented using the approach defined herein.

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