SAIC to Develop Navigation System Prototype for DARPA

SAIC-logo-150x150SAIC Inc. has won a $2.9 million contract to develop a prototype sensor-fusion system for land, sea and airborne applications to enable low cost navigation for military users on any platform and in any environment, according to a Military & Aerospace Electronics article.

The first-phase of the all source positioning and navigation program focused on developing navigation algorithms and a navigation software architecture.

In the second phase, SAIC will continue developing algorithms to build a prototype ASPN system for demonstration and evaluation.

SAIC will then field these algorithms on size-, weight- and power-representative prototype hardware that can accept an arbitrary set of inputs, regardless of native application of the sensors used.

The system is expected to allow inputs from different navigation sensors to enable soldiers to maintain navigation capability with or without GPS navigation.

According to the article, most current navigation systems rely on a combination of GPS, inertial measurement unit and sometimes other navigation sensors to provide positioning information.

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, awarded the contract on behalf of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.

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