MOLE provides GPS-denied tracking for first responders and law enforcement.
Dismount localization systems provide real-time position estimates for first responders and law enforcement. GPS provides a easy solution to tracking, but GPS has well-known limitations, including the inability to function inside most buildings. This limitation is overcome by augmenting the tracking system with an inertial measurement unit (IMU). These systems are robust to GPS denial, jamming, and/or spoofing. The user wears a device on their foot, which communicates with a smartphone via bluetooth. The results are displayed to a user in a variety of display applications, including Soldier Leader Effects and ATAK. The algorithms are robust to communications failures and dropouts. There are two variants of of the sensor — one mounted to the top of the foot (attached via the user’s shoelaces) and one mounted to the back of the heel (attached via straps).