Period of Performance: 05/02/2016 - 11/01/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road Array
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Firm POC, Principal Investigator


For the past 10 years, Robotic Research, LLC has worked with the Special Forces community to meet these requirements, and to deploy the resulting systems: WarLoc and Mole. The US government has invested in excess of $10 million to develop such capabilities. Over the years, Robotic Research has also leveraged this technology to match the different mission needs of the Army (e.g. the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea), DHS Customs and Border Protection/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Nogales group), and the Department of Energy. In this proposal, we will make the case that the core technology developed for these elite customers can be leveraged to provide similar levels of functionality in a package, form factor, and interface that is well-suited for the missions and op-tempo of the first responder community. It is our goal to maintain compatibility with WarLoc and Mole so that interoperability between first responder groups and DoD, DoE, and CBP/ICE can be maintained, and possibly enhanced. We call this technology ANTARES (Autonomous Navigation and Tracking of first RESponders).