Accession Number : ADA440147


Title :   Personal Navigation System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 2002-Apr 2005


Corporate Author : CHARLES STARK DRAPER LAB INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Sherman, Peter ; Holmes, Steven


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a440147.pdf


Report Date : 31 Oct 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The U.S. Army has a need to provide an affordable navigation system to meet the multi-mission needs of the warfighter. Recent advances in Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) inertial instruments, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, GPS anti-jam technologies and state-of-the-art processing allow the development of a low-cost, GPS/INS-based Personal Navigation System (PNS) that will meet the expected power, size, weight, cost, and performance needs of the Ground Soldier System (formerly Future Force Warrior and Objective Force Warrior) program. The Personal Navigation System Program was executed in two phases. This final report focuses on Phase II activities and results. Activities which are solely Phase I tasks are summarized in the Appendix.


Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , *INFANTRY PERSONNEL , *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , *LAND NAVIGATION , *MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS , *MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT , LOW POWER , LOW COSTS , STATE OF THE ART , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , DOPPLER RADAR , ALTIMETERS , MAGNETOMETERS , SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS , URBAN AREAS , MULTIMISSION , ANTIJAMMING , INERTIAL NAVIGATION , LIGHTWEIGHT , ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE , BUILDINGS , FIELD TESTS , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , PROTOTYPES


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE