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IONOSPHERIC PREDICTIONS USING GPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18203
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18203
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.
3702 Pender Drive Suite 170 Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: IONOSPHERIC PREDICTIONS USING GPS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $595,739.00
 

Abstract:

This project sets forth a plan to utilize commercial GPS receivers for real time ionospheric prediction at a remote location. The project will demonstrate the feasibility of using commercial receivers and evaluate the accuracy and applicability of these measurements for improvements in HF propagation. For this we propose to survey the available receivers and select one or more for demonstration. We develop the software for converting GPS measurements to TEC. This software will include phase averaging of the pseudorange to improve TEC accuracy, satellite and receiver bias removal, and time averaging. Furthermore, we address issues on security plan, multipath mitigation and calibration. Along with TEC measurements we also investigate the utilization of phase and amplitude scintillation data. We thoroughly address various approaches and particularly the use of physical ionospheric models for improving the prediction of HF ionospheric parameters at the remote location.

Principal Investigator:

Human Ganguly
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Center For Remote Sensing
P.o. Box 9244 Mclean, VA 22102

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