NEON Personnel Tracker Offline
Accurate location information is essential for effective navigation, situational awareness, targeting, and tracking. GPS may be denied in triple canopy, urban canyon, subterranean environments and indoors, and can be easily jammed. The NEON Personnel Tracker Location Service uses a suite of patented algorithms to fuse inertial sensor data, GPS (including resilient GPS sources), warfighter waypoint check-ins, and ultra-wideband (UWB) shared constraints, along with position data from third party sources (e.g. pseudolites and external ranging inputs) to deliver reliable location.
The offline version of NEON is deployed as an Android Location Service and a small, body worn tracking accessory (NEON Offline Tracking Unit) on each tracked person. The NEON API allows this configuration to be easily integrated as a subsystem of an overall PNT architecture that extends operations when dismounted personnel are operating in naturally or intentionally denied environments. NEON is integrated with ATAK (Android Tactical Assault Kit), an Android UI and mapping engine which allows for targeting, navigation, and generalized situational awareness, via an easy to use plug-in architecture.