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US20100100321 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE OF A VEHICLE BACK-UP CAMERA AS A DEAD-RECKONING SENSOR  
Systems and methods are disclosed herein to use a vehicle back-up camera as a cost-effective dead-reckoning sensor in satellite-based vehicle navigation systems. Since the back-up camera may...
US20140288733 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ERROR DETECTION LATENCY IN LPV APPROACHES  
Systems and methods for reducing error detection latency in LPV approaches are provided. In certain embodiments, a method for navigational guidance includes calibrating inertial measurements...
US20110054791 POSITION ESTIMATION FOR GROUND VEHICLE NAVIGATION BASED ON LANDMARK IDENTIFICATION/YAW RATE AND PERCEPTION OF LANDMARKS  
A landmark-based method of estimating the position of an AGV (autonomous ground vehicle) or conventional vehicle, which has an onboard database of landmarks and their location coordinates. During...
US20110125404 SPATIAL ALIGNMENT DETERMINATION FOR AN INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU)  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for determining a spatial alignment of an inertial measurement unit (IMU). By way of example, a method is described in which a...
US20140005938 Low Authority GPS Aiding of Navigation System For Anti-Spoofing  
A method and apparatus for generating navigation solutions. A global positioning system based navigation solution unit; an inertial navigation solution unit; a correction unit, a limiter, and an...
US20140288824 METHOD AND/OR SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVE APPLICATION OF DIRECTION OF TRAVEL  
Described are a system, method and apparatus for computing a navigation solution. In a particular implementation, a direction of travel (DOT) indicator or vector may be applied to augment...
US20120191345 TIGHTLY-COUPLED GNSS/IMU INTEGRATION FILTER SPEED SCALE-FACTOR AND HEADING BIAS CALIBRATION  
Embodiments of the invention provide methods to calibrate a tightly-coupled integration filter for inertial sensor-assisted GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receiver. The inertial...
US20130080049 System and Method for Tracking Lost Subjects  
A system and method for monitoring and tracking the position of a subject comprises, in an exemplary embodiment, a transponder configured for being co-located with the subject and a means for...
US20120041676 NAVIGATION AID METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PATH OF AN AIRCRAFT  
Navigation aid method for determining, by an instruction giver, the path of an aircraft initially following a predetermined path in an approach phase and upon which are defined a safety altitude...
US20080154495 Inertial Measurement Unit for Aircraft  
System for determining position of a vehicle includes an integral inertial measurement unit (IMU) including accelerometers and gyroscopes for providing raw data about movement of the vehicle and a...
US20130211716 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING AN UNAMBIGUOUS HEADING DIRECTION OF A VEHICLE  
An unambiguous heading direction is calculated to determine the forward/reverse state of a vehicle. A heading alignment error is determined at step 100, being the difference between a GNSS...
US20140195151 HIGH FIDELITY HORIZONTAL POSITION ERROR ESTIMATION FOR VEHICULAR GPS/DR NAVIGATION  
A method is provided for determining an Estimated Horizontal Position Error (EHPE) with respect to a navigation system onboard a telematics-equipped vehicle by utilizing a Global Navigation...
US20140074397 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INTEGRITY FOR HYBRID ATTITUDE AND TRUE HEADING  
One embodiment is directed towards a method for providing integrity for a hybrid navigation system using a Kalman filter. The method includes determining a main navigation solution for one or more...
US20140095067 TRAVEL TRACE STORAGE APPARATUS  
A travel trace storage apparatus includes a location detection device, a positioning trace generation device, a movement distance detection device, a travel direction detection device, a dead...
US20150142311 Vehicular GPS/DR Navigation with Environmental-Adaptive Kalman Filter Gain  
A method is provided for estimating position using an integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)/dead reckoning (DR) (GNSS/DR) navigation system in a vehicle. The method includes:...
US20140343842 LOCALIZATION USING ROAD MARKINGS  
One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for creating a road marking classification template and vehicle localization using road markings are provided herein. A road marking classification...
US20100030470 GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM AND DEAD RECKONING (GPS&DR) INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
A global positioning system and dead reckoning (GPS&DR) integrated navigation system includes a GPS receiver coupled to a moving object for periodically generating GPS navigation information of...
US20090182502 REFINING A POSITION ESTIMATE OF A LOW EARTH ORBITING SATELLITE  
In a method for refining a position estimate of a low earth orbiting (LEO) satellite a first position estimate of a LEO satellite is obtained with a GNSS receiver on-board the LEO satellite. The...
US20100324822 Navigation System Using Hybridization by Phase Measurements  
The invention relates to a navigation system for aircraft comprising inertial sensors, a GNSS receiver and potentially a baro-altimeter. The measurements from the inertial sensors are hybridized...
US20090254278 LOW AUTHORITY GPS AIDING OF NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR ANTI-SPOOFING  
A method and apparatus for generating navigation solutions. A global positioning system based navigation solution unit; an inertial navigation solution unit; a correction unit, a limiter, and an...
US20060208941 Adjusting processor clock information using a clock drift estimate  
A navigation system comprises a global positioning satellite receiver to receive at least one global positioning satellite signal and to output global positioning satellite information. The...
US20080082265 Accurate positioning system for a vehicle and its positioning method  
An accurate positioning system installed in a vehicle is disclosed to include a GPS, a Gyro sensor, a vehicle speedometer, and a controller. When the GPS outputs a next GPS coordinates, the...
US20080071476 Vehicle dynamics conditioning method on MEMS based integrated INS/GPS vehicle navigation system  
A method of compensating performance of low-cost MEMS (microelectro mechanical systems) inertial sensors in an integrated INS/GPS navigation system for automotive application is disclosed. The...
US20080262728 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATION USING GPS VELOCITY VECTOR  
A navigation device includes a computer platform that includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver operable to acquire and track a GPS signal, a processor assembly, and a memory. The memory...
US20090063051 Method And Apparatus Of Updating Vehicle Position And Orientation  
A method of updating the position and orientation of a vehicle at startup of a navigation system using both a GPS receiver and a dead reckoning sensor includes the acts of storing the vehicle...
US20100324821 System and Method for Locating Network Nodes  
As system for locating a network node may be implemented as a static network device for determining location of a mobile node. The system includes a transceiver for receiving a device identifier...
US20130158867 POWER-EFFICIENT ACTIVATION OF A DEVICE MOVEMENT SENSOR MODULE  
The functionality described herein allows a user device to determine an appropriate juncture at which to initiate processing within a GNSS dead zone in an energy-efficient manner. In one...
US20110106449 METHODS AND APPLICATIONS FOR ALTITUDE MEASUREMENT AND FUSION OF USER CONTEXT DETECTION WITH ELEVATION MOTION FOR PERSONAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS  
Methods and apparatuses for estimating a user's altitude with respect to the mean sea level are provided. According to some aspects, the present invention is able to estimate altitude in both open...
US20090037106 Collaborative GPS/INS system and method  
A real-time integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) system in which each aids the other to offer continuously available navigation information by each GPS...
US20130116921 VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH DEAD RECKONING  
A vehicle navigation system includes a GNSS position engine (GPE) that uses GNSS satellite measurements to compute a first position and velocity of a vehicle and a first quality metric associated...
US20120029811 PND REPOSITIONING DETECTOR FOR BETTER NAVIGATION ACCURACY IN A CAR  
An apparatus and method for a personal navigation apparatus comprising a personal navigation device (PND) for providing navigational guidance information. The PND may include a single-dimensional...
US20100332135 SATELLITE NAVIGATION/DEAD-RECKONING NAVIGATION INTEGRATED POSITIONING DEVICE  
Even when inertial navigation is performed, whether or not the correction of a value detected by an external sensor is appropriate can be judged, so that a dramatically degraded positioning result...
US20090043506 Method and System for Controlling Timing of Vehicle Transmissions  
Method and system for controlling timing of wireless transmissions from vehicles to other vehicles or to infrastructure includes arranging a clock on each vehicle, transmitting positioning signals...
US20050131645 Machine having automatic transport with scanning and GPS functions  
A automatic-transport system with scanning and GPS functions for moving people or objects, on platforms or items placed on an automatic-transport system that can be ejected from it and delivered...
US20070032950 Modular high-precision navigation system  
A modular device, system and associated method, used to enhance the quality and output speed of any generic GPS engine is provided. The modular device comprises an inertial subsystem based on a...
US20090143983 NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH DYNAMICALLY CALIBRATED PRESSURE SENSOR  
A navigation system includes a pressure sensor, a calibration module in communication with the pressure sensor, and an altitude module in communication with the calibration module. The calibration...
US20130282275 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING LOCATION INFORMATION USING NAVIGATION ALGORITHM  
A method and apparatus for detecting location information using a navigation algorithm are provided. The method includes searching for neighboring Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites,...
US20120029819 MICROFABRICATED FLEXIBLE GROUND REACTION SENSOR CLUSTER FOR NAVIGATION IN GPS-DENIED ENVIRONMENTS  
Embodiments are directed to a ground reaction sensor cluster (GRSC) and to methods for precisely determining zero velocity points and bearing changes using a GRSC and for navigating using a GRSC...
US20090234582 On-Board Diagnostics Based Navigation Device For Dead Reckoning  
A computing navigation device is disclosed that includes a processor configured to control a communication module configured to receive a global positioning satellite (GPS) system signal...
US20130131983 Low-Complexity Tightly-Coupled Integration Filter for Step Detection in a Sensor-Assisted GNSS Receiver  
Embodiments of the invention provide a step detection. An accelerometer measurement in the form of a multi-dimensional acceleration vector is obtained. The magnitude of the accelerometer...
US20050071175 Device for temporarily overcoming the loss of a satellite navigation signal, for satellite navigation-based dual toll systems  
The invention relates to a method for electronically charging tolls, whereby actual position coordinates (OKO) of a vehicle are determined by means of at least one position fixing system, in order...
US20090271113 METHOD FOR MODIFYING NAVIGATION INFORMATION AND NAVIGATION APPARATUS USING THE SAME  
A method for modifying navigation information for guiding the driver is provided in the present invention, in which attitude angle of a carrier at a specific location is detected and compared with...
US20090030612 GPS-based attitude determination system with self-diagnosis function  
A GPS-Based ADS for determining attitude and heading of a moving body comprises a GPS receiver, an inertial sensor unit, a blockage area calculator, a sensor anomaly detector and a monitor. The...
US20090287413 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING MAGNETIC HEADING OUTPUT FROM AN INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
Systems and methods for determining magnetic heading information for a vehicle. In one example, the system identifies at least one polar exclusion area based on predefined rate-of-change of...
US20050143916 Positioning apparatus and method combining RFID, GPS and INS  
Provided is an apparatus and method for positioning a mobile object by combining Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global Positioning System (GPS), and Inertial Navigation System (INS). The...
US20090037105 Positioning Device and Positioning Method for a Satellite Navigation System  
A positioning device for a satellite navigation system includes a receiver that receives atmospheric correction data and an evaluation unit that determines a position location and estimates its...
US20110257885 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY AIDING NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM SOLUTION  
The present invention is related to position calculation and navigation systems, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for making accuracy improvements to a GPS receiver's navigation...
US20090150075 Angular Velocity Correcting Device, Angular Velocity Correcting Method, and Navigation Device  
Angular velocity correcting devices, angular velocity correcting methods, and navigation devices are disclosed. In some implementations, a first sensor sensitivity correcting method for...
US20100049439 APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATED NAVIGATION BASED ON MULTI FILTER FUSION AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NAVIGATION INFORMATION USING THE SAME  
Provided are an integrated navigation apparatus and a method for providing navigation information using the same. The integrated navigation apparatus includes a first filter, a second filter, a...
US20050033515 Wireless personal tracking and navigation system  
The invention provides a personal tracking system comprising a wireless communication device, a pedometer electrically coupled to the wireless communication device, and an electronic compass...

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