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Ionospheric Propagation Predictions Using Satellite Beacon

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
20553
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20553
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Ionospheric Propagation Predictions Using Satellite Beacon
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

This receiver 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 TEC measurements and evaluate the accuracy and applicability of these measurements for improvements in HF propagation. For this we assess the predictability of the slab thickness parameter T towards solar and geophysical parameters. Numerical models of thermosphere-ionosphere and the protonosphere will be used to obtain a self consistent physical description of the electron density distribution, slab thickness and their constituent parameters. Results of these simulations will not only allow a coherent assessment of the predictability of T and its constituent parameters but also will allow "parameterization" of the complex situation. These parameters will then be used to drive a simple self consistent 2-D ionospheric model for real time update.

Principal Investigator:

Suman Ganguly
7038480800

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