Caltech/NASA's JPL conducted the R&D leading to the invention of the POINTER technology. Caltech filed patent applications for M/EQS technology consisting of 13 issued and pending patents. JPL continues its R&D for further development of the POINTER technology.
Collaboration between DHS S&T, CalTech/NASA's JPL, and Balboa to develop and deploy POINTER. DHS S&T has provided significant research funding to JPL for the development of POINTER technology and facilitating the deployment of POINTER for the first responder markets - fire service and other DHS constituents.
Balboa has entered into an exclusive world-wide license for all fields of use in connection with the M/EQS technology and intellectual property developed at Caltech/NASA's JPL. This is supported by a substantial patent portfolio. The technology is known as POINTER. Balboa Geo is improving and optimizing the POINTER technology - hardware and software for commercial use in Public Safety, Defense, Industrial, and Commercial sectors.
DARPA research funding has been provided to Caltech/NASA's JPL for POINTER to enable position, navigation, and orientation of military personnel and assets.
OSHA research funding has been provided to Caltech/NASA's JPL for POINTER for occupational safety in multiple environments.
Global Oil & Gas company research funding has been provided to Caltech/NASA's JPL for metallic tank inspection, robotics, and underwater applications.