DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office is seeking information on new approaches and technologies for magnetic navigation in GPS-denied scenarios and environments, to address various application conditions.
The goal of this RFI is to gain a better understanding of the state of the art (SOA) and the emerging technologies available to meet magnetic navigation requirements for high-noise operational and environmental conditions.
Areas of Interest
Recent innovations that significantly extend the capabilities of on-board, real-time magnetic navigation in GPS-denied scenarios and environments, especially
- detection of earth’s magnetic anomaly field on size, weight and power constrained platforms
- Isolating or removing platform and environmental magnetic noise in high-noise
operational and environmental conditions
- limitations of existing magnetic maps
Innovations for on-board, real-time magnetic navigation in GPS-denied scenarios
and environment, specifically
- hardware – compact high-sensitivity, high-accuracy, high-stability, and rugged magnetometers, and other sensors for detecting the Earth’s magnetic field for the purpose of navigation
- software – Algorithms for real-time position and attitude determination (with or without known initial position), platform calibration, map matching, and fusion with existing on-board navigation suites
- system integration – Techniques to address platform noise and enable
sensor integration on-board a platform.
comparison to state of the art of the current and potential future performance, to include an analysis of constraints and limits, of the innovative approach.
Submissions are due 6 July 2023.
RFI- Advances in Magnetic Navigation: DARPA-SN-23-70