Psionic Defense2021-03-12T11:32:02-05:00

Precision navigation without GPS for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft Precision navigation in contested areas for ground vehicles Precision navigation for mission critical UAS operations Stealth navigation for support & ISR aircraft without GPS Advanced fire control systems capabilities Navigation in complex operations for fixed-wing aircraft

Psionic Doppler Lidar is a mature technology that optically measures range and velocity vectors at long distances. It enhances performance of defense systems increasing lethality and survivability.

Psionic Defense Applications

Psionic provides leap-ahead capabilities for advanced navigation; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); counter unmanned aircraft (CUAS); and other critical applications.

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) | Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS)

Advanced Navigation

GPS is vulnerable to jamming and spoofing

Systems throughout the military and commercial worlds are dependent on GPS. However, these days jamming and spoofing are neither expensive nor difficult, making this an ideal tactic for asymmetrical warfare.

Read more about advanced navigation challenges in this white paper >

Psionic SurePath technology provides long-range, precise navigation under all conditions

SurePath is a tactical navigation technology developed specifically for defense customers that has the precision necessary to provide the warfighter with a tactical advantage. Psionic SurePath technology can be applied to Manned/Unmanned Ground and Aerial vehicles.

SurePath technology can be incorporated into navigation systems used for weapons systems to include missiles and precision guided weapons, and it’s available as part of an advanced navigation system that can be added to ground and aerial vehicles.

Improving IMU performance with Psionic SurePath

Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) have accumulated errors that, if not corrected through an external signal—usually GPS—will not provide accurate information for navigation. By incorporating Psionic SurePath technology, IMU drift can be corrected even when GPS or other external signals are not available or cannot be trusted.

Improving APNT reliability with Psionic SurePath

Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) is one way to reduce the risk to military systems that rely on GPS for navigation or targeting. However, APNT requires some external signal or signals, and whether these will be available on the battlefield won’t be known until a military engagement is underway. By incorporating Psionic SurePath technology, APNT systems always have a reliable signal input even when GPS or other external signals are not available or cannot be trusted.

Integrating into new and existing platforms and systems

SurePath can be incorporated into an existing system and is available as a self-contained system that can provide navigation data to an existing platform such as MAPS.

Rugged, self-contained, reliable

The standalone system is rugged, able to meet MIL-STD-810 requirements. The system for ground vehicles works in all weather conditions and over all surface conditions, including paved surfaces, dirt, sand and gravel, standing water, swamps, and ice and snow, and without respect to speed, elevation, or change in direction of altitude (steep inclines, declines).

It works in all types of locations anywhere on the planet, including in high-density urban areas that may include tall buildings and many competing signals, and through tunnels and across bridges. The aerial system works at altitude and is unaffected by the terrain.

Psionic Updates

Psionic has been invited to present “Sensor-fused Doppler Lidar/IMU for Terrestrial Navigation” at the JNC 2021 Joint Navigation Conference [Psionic | March 12, 2021]>

Astrobotic Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for Mission to Deliver VIPER to the Lunar South Pole [Psionic |January 14, 2021]>

Psionic NDL test with with Masten Space Systems | Mojave, California [NASA, September 10, 2020]>

1Q2021—Psionic developing a CRADA with the Air Force Institute of Technology for Advanced Navigation Systems [Psionic]

4Q2020—Psionic developing a CRADA with the Geospatial Research Laboratory for Advanced Navigation Systems [Psionic]

Research and White Papers

Overcoming Issues in Precise Navigational Methods, by Dr. Donald R. Erbschloe, Erbschloe Technical Consulting [Psionic]>

Technical Notes

Improving IMU Performance with Psionic SurePath™ [Psionic]>

Improving APNT reliability with Psionic SurePath™ [Psionic]>

Psionic SurePath™ delivers reliable navigation in challenging real-world environments [Psionic]>

Advanced Navigation News

We Need a Backup for GPS. Actually, We Need Several of Them [Defense One, December 1, 2020]>

Strengthening National Resilience Through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services [Federal Register | February 12, 2020]>

DoD on Innovation Fast Track-Views of Top Pentagon PNT Managers [IG Inside GNSS, December 20, 2019]>

The Russians are screwing with the GPS system to send bogus navigation data to thousands of ships [Business Insider | April 14, 2019]>

Executive Order Seeks Stronger PNT Systems [National Defense | May 8, 2020]>

Above Us Only Stars: Exposing GPS Spoofing in Russia and Syria [C4ADS | 2019]>

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

Psionic’s PeerlessISR technology provides entirely new possibilities. Integrated into new or legacy ISR packages, PeerlessISR can quickly determine range and vector velocity at very long distances for multiple objects in scene. Additionally it can capture a vehicle’s signature and track that vehicle in a scene and potentially identify it at another time and place.

Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS)

The missing gap today is precision detection, discrimination, and tracking of small, highly pourous potential threats and at distance. When combined with existing radar and fire control systems, Psionic Doppler Lidar can both discriminate targets and provide highly accurate range and vector velocity information over extended ranges to enable a first round kill capability.

Psionic News

1Q2021 Psionic working on CUAS efforts; some sponsored exercises delayed to Covid-19 [Psionic]


Jamming, precision artillery and long range drone strikes on Libyan battlefield offer lessons learned for US military [Military Times | February 24, 2020]>

Psionic Defense

Psionic Defense: Improving IMU performance with Psionic SurePath™

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Psionic Defense: Improving APNT reliability with Psionic SurePath™

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Psionic SurePath™ delivers reliable navigation in challenging real world environments

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Psionic Doppler Lidar Application Development Kit

Includes both the hardware and software needed to develop your application.

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White Paper: Overcoming Issues in Precise Navigational Methods

Dr. Donald R. Erbschloe, Erbschloe Technical Consulting

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Psionic Technical Brief: Errors and Uncertainty in GPS Navigation (Excerpt)

Dr. Donald R. Erbschloe, Erbschloe Technical Consulting

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Psionic Doppler Lidar
Range Effective Range: > 10,000 ft Extended range available for specific applications.
Accuracy Range measurement: < 1 ft Velocity measurement: < 1 in/sec @ 12,000 ft
Size and weight 4th Gen Chassis: 9″ L x 7″ W x 7″ H; < 15 lbs. 5th Gen Chassis (reduced SWaP, specifications to come) Telescopes: 1/2″–2″ available depending on application.
Eyesafe Class 1 Laser Operations
Measurement Rate 1Hz–1kHz
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Conferences, Tradeshows, and Exercises

We attend several Defense trade shows throughout the year, including AUSA, SOFIC, and SNA.

Contact us to arrange a meeting at an upcoming event >


Q1 2020—Psionic signed a CRADA with the US Navy‍

Q1 2020—Psionic will be participating in multiple CUAS exercises throughout 2020

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