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Development of an Anti-Jam GPS Demonstration Receiver for JPALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
44788
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N992-5171
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA 22901-2496
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Development of an Anti-Jam GPS Demonstration Receiver for JPALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-01-C-0068
Award Amount: $375,000.00
 

Abstract:

Interest in increased flight safety, aircraft survivability, and performance improvements has led to significant advances in the design of adaptive fault tolerant (reconfigurable) control systems. However, there is a substantial gap between the researchand application of these methods. One reason is that most of the designs are not practical for use in existing aircraft because they require a complete redesign of the software (control system) and, in some cases, additional hardware (sensors, flightcomputers, etc.). The proposed work addresses many of the challenges associated with upgrading a production flight control system to improve capabilities of current Navy fleet aircraft. Reconfiguration is accomplished by computing increments to thepilot's commands that remove unwanted motions during maneuvering with control surface failures, battle damage, and mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic problems. This add-on (retrofit) control system is unobtrusive - i.e., it only generates nonzeroreconfiguration commands when the aircraft is responding unexpectedly. Another key advantage of the approach is that the command limiting, structural filters, and safety logic of the production control system remain in effect. This lessens certificationrequirements compared to other reconfigurable control methods. Phase II will advance the technology through algorithm and software development, hardware implementation, and F/A-18 flight testing.

Principal Investigator:

David Ward
8049731215

Business Contact:

B.Eugene Parker, Jr.
8049731215
Small Business Information at Submission:

BARRON ASSOC., INC.
The Jordan Building, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22901

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No