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Anti-Jam GPS Receiver Architecture Using Available Antennas

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78929
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-276-3913
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: 2006
Title: Anti-Jam GPS Receiver Architecture Using Available Antennas
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0182
Award Amount: $99,107.00
 

Abstract:

With increasing reliance on GPS, precise navigation in the presence of jamming is essential. Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas (CRPA's) provide adaptive beamforming to project nulls towards the jammers. CRPA's typically consist of multiple elements in a certain manifold with phase between elements adjusted for desired beam patterns. Many vehicles are not equipped with CRPA, but have multiple antennas for robust navigation (under maneuvering) and attitude determination. These antennas could be used to provide anti-jam performance against a single or multiple (depending on number and orientation of antennas) jammers. This proposal describes a plan to develop such a system. Anti-jam techniques involving phase (DFT) and time based approaches (TDOA) coupled with constrained beamforming/beam-steering will be simulated to determine the direction of arrival and null the jammer(s) under different conditions. In addition, a GPS/MEMS-INS will be integrated into the system simulation to provide enhance jammer resistance. In Phase I an anti-jam receiver will be developed and simulated in software using a simulation environment (IMPULSET). Performance metrics obtained will be used to compare anti-jam margins in different jamming conditions versus a CRPA array. This system simulation will provide a framework to develop a working prototype that will be field tested during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Suman Ganguly
Scientist
7033857717
sganguly@cfrsi.com

Business Contact:

Suman Ganguly
President
7033857717
sganguly@cfrsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.
3702 Pender Drive, Suite 170 Fairfax, VA 22030

EIN/Tax ID: 510288017
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No