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MULTICHAIN LORAN-C TIME DIFFERENCE MONITOR RECEIVER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14130
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14130
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LOCUS, INC.
5540 Research Park Drive, Fitchburg Center Madison, WI 53711
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: MULTICHAIN LORAN-C TIME DIFFERENCE MONITOR RECEIVER
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $306,818.00
 

Abstract:

USCG SOLICITATION 90-CG5 SUGGESTS EVALUATION OF KALMAN FILTERING A DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (DSP) TECHNIQUE, TO IMPROVE GEODETIC POSITIONING PROVIDED BY SINGLE CHAIN, AND EVENTUALLY, MULTICHAIN LORAN RECEIVERS. A DSP TECHNIQUE COMPARABLE TO KALMAN FILTERING HAS ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED ON A SINGLE CHAIN LORAN RECEIVER, RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL GEODETIC POSITIONING IMPROVEMENTS IN NOISY, DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS. THESE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED DURING EXTENSIVE STUDIES USING OFF-AIR AND SIMULATOR SIGNALS. GIVEN OUR DOCUMENTED SUCCESS OF THE DSP IMPLEMENTATION ON A SINGLE CHAIN RECEIVER, OUR PHASE I PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE GOAL OF CONVERTING THIS DSP TECHNIQUE TO A MULTICHAIN SYSTEM. SPECIFIC TASKS DETAILED IN THE PROPOSAL ARE: (1) DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONVERTING EXISTING DSP TECHNIQUES TO A MULTICHAIN ENVIRONMENT; (2) PROJECT THE CAPABILITIES OF A MULTICHAIN SYSTEM USING THOSE CONVERTED DSP TECHNIQUES; AND (3) STRUCTURE A DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND DETERMINE THE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS REQUIRED FOR THE ACTUAL IMPLEMENTATION DURING PHASE II. RESULTS: (1) EXISTING DSP TECHNIQUES CONVERTED TO MULTICHAIN ENVIRONMENT; (2) PROJECTED RECEIVER PERFORMANCE SUBSTANTIALLY ENHANCED; (3) STRATEGY AND TOOLS FOR PHASE IICONVERSION. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: ALL EXISTING MARINE, AVIATION, AND TERRESTRIAL (VEHICLE LOCATION) APPLICATIONS. GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS: FOR DEPTS OF TRANSPORTATION , DEFENSE, INTERIOR.

Principal Investigator:

Paul W Schick
Project Engineer
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Locus Inc.
1842 Hoffman Street Madison, WI 53704

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