Home / Contract Awards / Northrop to Push Through Air Force GPS-Challenged Navigation Contract

Northrop to Push Through Air Force GPS-Challenged Navigation Contract

northrop Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman will push through with the third phase of a U.S. Air Force program to improve geo-registration accuracy for positioning and pointing applications in locations and conditions not covered by global positioning system.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the contract after the company completed the first two phases of the Maintain Accurate Geo-registration via Image-nav Compensation program, Northrop announced Wednesday.

During the first two phases, the contractor was able to develop and demonstrate prototype geo-registration algorithms in a vision-aided inertial navigation system.

For the third phase, it is expected to incorporate 3D maps into the system, quantify risks related to image-based navigation and continue test flights to assess performance in realistic environments.

Northrop Grumman is working with Toyon Research Corp. for the project.

Check Also

Apache Helicopter

State Dept OKs Britain’s $3B Apache Helicopter Reburbishment Request

The State Department has approved the U.K’s request to purchase $3 billion in AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters and ...

airport tower

CSC Wins FAA Cloud Services Contract

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has won a 10-year, $109 million contract with options to ...

Subscribe to our Newsletter
I will subscribe later