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Head orientation sensing system

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81890
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-020-2594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPAREO SYSTEMS LLC
1854 NDSU Research Circle North Fargo, ND 58102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Head orientation sensing system
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6777
Award Amount: $99,917.00
 

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.

Principal Investigator:

Barry D. Batcheller
Principal Investigator
7013562200
bbatcheller@appareo.com

Business Contact:

Barry D. Batcheller
President and CEO
7013562200
bbatcheller@appareo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPAREO SYSTEMS LLC
1805 NDSU Research Park Drive Fargo, ND 58102

EIN/Tax ID: 450460110
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No