TECHNOLOGY:  

GPS-denied Miniaturized Navigation System

AFFILIATION:   Tanenhaus and Associates, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Defense Systems
Area: Autonomous Systems
Tech Readiness: TRL 5

Tech Brief: GPS signals become unavailable in certain environments. TAI’s GPS-denied technology solves that challenge by tracking motion accurately without GPS for hours. Our IMU/INS costs 80% less, is 3 times smaller, 12.5 times lighter and has lower power usage. Estimates show 65% of the market could benefit from a GPS-denied product.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: TAI’s patented IMU/INS products operate under both moderate and severe motion in GPS-denied environments. Challenges like traveling in tunnels, navigation in GPS-denied areas, long duration loitering UAV’s, and extended range guided projectiles can be overcome with TAI’s products. The market has a high demand for GPS-denied IMU devices that operate for hours without GPS to eliminate the limitations that GPS presents. No other IMU/INS currently on the market has demonstrated TAI’s GPS-denied capability. The small sized units are rugged, draw low power, and operate over long durations with precision. The TAI IMU/INS is designed for low cost based on medium quantity production rates. The GPS-denied performance of TAI’s systems can operate for hours before requiring a need for a GPS update. TAI’s GPS-denied capability is a key competitive advantage that most companies in the market place cannot achieve. TAI’s IMU/INS is versatile and can address military and commercial applications including UAVs, UUVs, missiles, solider location and smart projectiles. TAI’s technology has the ability to significantly reduce the reliance on GPS. Affordability, versatility, and GPS-denied capabilities make this technology a substantial value to the Department of Defense.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Website: http://www.tanenhausassociates.com
Booth Number: W412