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Company Information:

Name: NAVSYS Corporation
Address: 14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80921-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (719) 481-4877

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $7,265,797.99 89
SBIR Phase II $31,058,687.00 44
STTR Phase I $239,937.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,978.00 1

Award List:

MINIATURIZED GPS RECEIVERS AND TRANSLATORS FOR SPACE TEST AND EVALUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown
Award Amount: $47,534.00

MINIATURIZED GPS RECEIVERS AND TRANSLATORS FOR SPACE TEST AND EVALUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown
Award Amount: $478,000.00
Abstract:
It is proposed that miniaturized gps translators be developed to meet low volume, weight and power consumption requirements for instrumentation on board sdi tests such as the space-based interceptor (sbi). the proposed translator would rebroadcast the gps satellite signals from sbi projectiles to a… More

GPS TRANSLATOR DATA RECORDER AND DATA RELAY LINK DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $49,669.00
Abstract:
Gps translators are presently used by both the trident an eris test programs to provide real-time tspi data for missile guidance and range safety. one present limitation is the site and cost of the translator processing system (tps) which constrains it to a few ground-based in allations. this limits… More

LONG DURATION PERFORMANCE OF AIRCRAFT INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $49,677.00
Abstract:
A variety of sensors will be investigated for damping inertial navigation systems throughout long duration missions. to provide maximum flexibility, a kalman filter damping algorithm will be developed suitable for accurately estimating and propagating the ins errors over long periods of time. this… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A DIFFERENTIAL GPS NAVIGATION FILTER WITH AUTONOMOUS FAILURE DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown , President
Award Amount: $44,446.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A DIFFERENTIAL GPS NAVIGATION FILTER WITH AUTONOMOUS FAILURE DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown , President
Award Amount: $298,454.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an innovative filtering technique that can be used to detect and reject out-of-tolerance measurements from a differential gps navigation solution. the technique can be applied for both mobile and static applications and could be integrated into shipboard or reference station… More

TARGET DRONE CONTROL VIA SATELLITE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark A Sturza , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Existing ranges are faced with the requirement to test weapons of incresed complexity, range, and firepower. present ranges are increasing affected by commerical and recreational activities. the solution is the world range concept of using the large ocean areas for test and training operations.… More

MINIATURE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) DIGITAL TRANSLATOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark A Sturza , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Gps translators are currently used on a number of programs for instrumenting missile tests. translators allow high-dynamic vehicles to be tracked through accelerations up to 50 gs while minimizing the size, weight, and cost of the expendable flight hardware. the analog nature of existing translators… More

ECM RESISTANT GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) RECEIVER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Sturza , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,900.00
Abstract:
Gps is planned to be used by the u.s. army in a variety of tactical scenarios. fire control applications are currently being investigated where gps would be used to track registration rounds and locate radiosondes. since gps is a radionavigation system, its effectiveness in a tactical environment is… More

ADVANCED GPS RECEIVER FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GPS RAWINSONDE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LOS COST, PORTABLE AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM FOR UNMANNED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

VESSEL TRACKING SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ADVANCED GPS RECEIVER FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,900.00
Abstract:
An innovative new receiver architecture is described in this proposal for an advanced gps receiver design suitable for space applications. the design allows for a single receiver architecture to be easily adapted for a variety of applications. the agr design proposed includes the capability for… More

GPS RAWINSONDE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $501,759.00
Abstract:
The meteorological sounding system (mss) used by the national ranges use a ground transmitting ranging system for space position location of the radiosonde instrument. since these radiosondes use a broad band receiver, multiple radiosonde deployment and operation in a given area is not feasible.… More

LOS COST, PORTABLE AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM FOR UNMANNED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $250,770.00
Abstract:
Currently, the landing requirements of close-range, short-range, and medium-range uavs place operational limits on their use. a low cost, portable, precision approach and landing system is described in this proposal which uses the global positioning system (gps) . to be viable as a precision… More

A LOW COST AIRCRAFT PRECISION APPROACH AND LANDING SYSTEM TO SUPPORT ANTARCTIC OPERATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The aircraft landing system uses the global positioning system (gps) in conjunction with special purpose ground equipment to provide a highly accurate, fully autonomous, portable precision approach and landing system. the ground station includes a highly accurate gps reference receiver that can be… More

Low-Cost Global-Positioning System and Inertial Mapping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GPS Multipath Cancellation and Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frank Van Diggelen
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate estimate of the multipath channel parameters allow the associated errors to be cancelled which greatly improves GPS system navigation performance. A multi-parameter maximum likelihood estimation technique has been shown through simulations to be very effective in antimultipath processing.… More

Real-Time Carrier Phase Ambiguity Resolution for High-Dynamic Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Frank Van Diggelen
Award Amount: $78,649.00
Abstract:
To achieve real-time ambiguity resolution (AR) in a high-dynamic environment, an algorithm is needed that is robut to cycle-slips and requires the minimum possible number of consecutive measurements before correctly resolving the ambiguities. The problem with existing AR algorithms is that they… More

Aircraft/Missile Sensor Fusion for Enhanced Weapon Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ms. Alison Brown
Award Amount: $59,742.00
Abstract:
The ability to fuse data from sensors on both aircraft and weapon systems can significantly improve the accuracy of weapon delivery. NAVSYS has designed an innovative tracking system that optimally combines data from both the aircraft and missile sensors. This approach minimizes the required missile… More

HIGH-ACCURACY ABSOLUTE TIMING REFERENC USING THE IGO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Thomas M Kelecy
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Inmarsat has designed a gps (l1) transponder that will be included in their third generation satellites. this transponder will

GPS Portable Landing Aid System for Tiltrotor Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed GPS Portable Landing Aid System (GPLAS) provides a highly accurate, fully autonomous system that is ideally suited to support V-22 missions. The GPLAS ground station includes a GPS reference receiver (RR) and a pseudolite (PL) which broadcasts the landing signal and GPS data corrections… More

Precise GPS Positioning for Post-Mission Trajectory Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Kelecy
Award Amount: $99,962.00

TIDGET Emergency Location Sensor for Automobiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $97,954.00

Low-Cost Global-Positioning System and Inertial Mapping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $600,000.00

A GPS Small Rocket Tracking System for Meteorological and Atmospheric Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Kelecy
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NAVSYS has developed a low cost sensor, the TIDGET (TM), which is currently being used for tracking weather balloons, but also has application for small rockets. The TIDGET sensor operates by buffering brief snapshots of GPS data for transmission to a ground processing system through an on-board… More

Precise GPS Positioning for Post-Mission Trajectory Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Kelecy
Award Amount: $536,605.00
Abstract:
Translated GPS tracking systems are frequently used to track missiles, aircraft, and other aerospace vehicle for applications requiring real-time position and velocity. The GPS/TPS tracking system provides intermediate data that is recorded during tracking and available for post-mission trajectory… More

TIDGET Emergency Location Sensor for Automobiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $429,046.00
Abstract:
The DOT has identified the need for an emergency location service as part of the IVHS program. GPS has been proposed as a method of providing location in support of this "Mayday" service. However, the expense, slow time-to-first-fix, and inability to compute a navigation fix except when four… More

Digital GPS Translator Ground/Remote Based Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allison Brown
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
NAVSYS has developed a small, portable, PC-based Digital GPS Translator Processor (DGTP) system under contract to the U.S. Army, SSDC. This system will process post-test 2 MHz data collected from the NAVSYS miniaturized Digital GPS Translator (DGT). Under this proposed effort, it is proposed to… More

Miniaturized GPS Antenna Array Using High Dielectric Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Amir Matini
Award Amount: $97,688.00
Abstract:
The low power of the GPS satellite makes these signals particularly susceptible to jamming. The best anti-jamming (A/J) performance demonstrated with a GPS receiver to date has been through the use of nulling antennas. Adaptive nulling electronics have been designed that can support J/S margins of… More

Tracktag-A GPS/RFID Tag for Location and Status Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison K. Brown , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
40959 November 19, 1996 NAVSYS Corporation A low cost, miniature, low power device is needed to identify the time and location of any tampering with storage containers, vehicles, and military systems. This project addresses this need by integrating two… More

High Gain Portable GPS Antenna Array for Ionospheric Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allison Brown
Award Amount: $100,000.00

High Gain Portable GPS Antenna Array for Ionospheric Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allison Brown
Award Amount: $624,438.00
Abstract:
The low power of the GPS satellite makes these signals particularly susceptible to jamming. The best anti-jamming (A/J) performance demonstrated with a GPS receiver to date has been through the use of nulling antennas. Adaptive nulling electronics have been designed that can support J/S margins of… More

Rapid Acquisition of P(Y) Code Signals Using Electro-Optic Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Modern GPS receivers adopt a digital architecture to facilitate signal processingusing high speed VHDL electronics. NAVSYS has developed a buffered digital receiver architecture (the TIDGET (TM) -PLUS) that optimizes the GPS search and acquisition process by operating in the frequency domain. The… More

Enhanced Acquisition and Signal Tracking using a P/Y code TIDGET-PLUS Architecture Activity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
NAVSYS have previously developed a low cost, low power GPS sensor, the TIDGET which adopts a client/server architecture to sample and buffer "windows" of GPS data for processing at a remote workstation. Many of the advantages of this approach can be realized with a "TIDGET-PLUS" architecture… More

P/Y Code pseudolite data link to a military GPS receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of GPS into weapons systems provides an opportunity to establish a wireless data interface into GPS guided weapons. The proposed design builds on an Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model to provide a generic network architecture that takes advantage of existing standards in data… More

SPOTter/Sensor (SPOTS) Targeting system using relative kinematic GPS processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown Phd
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this SBIR is to demonstrate precision targeting to enable terminal guidance of munitions from Spotter-to-Shooter, in a "Virtual Laser" mode of operation. This requires the Spotter to be able to precisely determine the target coordinates (and munition aim point) in 3-D… More

Rapid Acquisition of P(Y) Code Signals Using Electro-Optic Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $749,829.00
Abstract:
Modern GPS receivers adopt a digital architecture to facilitate signal processingusing high speed VHDL electronics. NAVSYS has developed a buffered digital receiver architecture (the TIDGET (TM) -PLUS) that optimizes the GPS search and acquisition process by operating in the frequency domain. The… More

P/Y Code pseudolite data link to a military GPS receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $599,451.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of GPS into weapons systems provides an opportunity to establish a wireless data interface into GPS guided weapons. The proposed design builds on an Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model to provide a generic network architecture that takes advantage of existing standards in data… More

Jammer and Spoofer Detection, Direction Finding, and Location Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
A GPS Integrated Rammer and Spoofer Location (GIJLoc) determination system is proposed Conventional jammer locating equipment consists of dedicated electronic intelligence gathering platforms, which are practical against a relatively small number of high power, high value jammers, but are not… More

Space Systems Technology Development of GPS Denial and Augmentation from Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $94,300.00
Abstract:
A key national security issue is maximizing the military benefits of GPS while minimizing the risks. The denial of GPS to enemies during conflicts without denying GPS to friendly forces is required to assure dominance. The most effective method of protecting GPS from jamming is through providing … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and Space Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Complex distributed systems are difficult to develop, validate and maintain. Instead of exhibiting graceful degradation under stress these types of systems tend to collapse, degrading far out of proportion to the increase in demand or loss in hardware performance causing the stress. … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K Brown Phd
Award Amount: $1,535,590.00

Digital Spaceborne Antenna System for All-in-View GPS Satellite Visibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Alison K Brown
Award Amount: $746,504.00

Navigation/Electro-optic Sensor Integration Technology (NEOSIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Marine coatings are the key materials used to protect metals against corrosion and obtain the full design service life from ships. Marine anticorrosion coatings have a significant economic impact and any breach in the anticorrosion coating that may occur due to abrasion or during… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $75,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sheryl Atterberg, Product Manager
Award Amount: $99,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sheryl Atterberg, Product Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $960,000.00

Navigation/Electro-optic Sensor Integration Technology (NEOSIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $730,000.00

Using Adaptive Simulated Annealing to Estimate Ocean Bottom Acoustic Properties from Acoustic Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $710,334.00
Abstract:
Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) hasbeen critical to national defense. Currently, E-2C, S-3B, P-3Cand EP-3 aircraft are used to support the Navy's ISR primarymission. Over time, the ISR task has dramatically increased butbudget limitations has prevented the Navy's ISR… More

Geolocations with Distributed Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $69,923.00
Abstract:
Under this proposed SBIR effort, NAVSYS will develop a design for a networked SIGINT sensor architecture use Software Radio signal processing, GPS geolocation, and data fusion techniques to detect and geolocate interference sources. To achieve thispropose to leverage the inherent signal processing… More

GPS/IMU Ultra-Tightly Coupled Integrity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Global Positioning System (GPS) applications which involve safety-of-flight operations (e.g. precision and non-precision instrument landing) require integrity monitoring. Previous integrity monitoring techniques implemented took advantage of redundantobservations (e.g. Receiver Autonomous Integrity… More

Digital Wideband Antijam Technology for Global Positioning System (GPS) Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Lee, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,444.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of inexpensive low-power GPS jammers is an increasing concern. These battery-powered jammers are a menacing problem because they can deployed by the hundreds the air by tethered ballons, for example, or concealed on the ground. Theselow-power jammers operate for several days on a… More

GPS-Based User Equipment for all Altitude Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President & CEO
Award Amount: $746,609.00
Abstract:
Studies and test data previously collected have shown that GPS tracking can be used for space vehicles at high altitudes, including up to geo-synchronous (GEO) satellite orbits. GPS tracking could significantly simplify implementation of autonomousGuidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) in upper… More

Advanced Global Positioning System Hybrid Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President & CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR is to produce a GPS simulator, which incorporates the new civil and military signals and provides for controlled reception pattern antenna testing. In Phase I a system design was developed for the Advanced GPS Hybrid Simulator(AGHS) which incorporated the capability to… More

GPS-Based User Equipment for all Altitude Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President & CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Studies and test data previously collected have shown that GPS tracking can be used for space vehicles at high altitudes, including up to geo-synchronous (GEO) satellite orbits. GPS tracking could significantly simplify implementation of autonomousGuidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) in upper… More

Advanced Global Positioning System Hybrid Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President & CEO
Award Amount: $749,603.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR is to produce a GPS simulator, which incorporates the new civil and military signals and provides for controlled reception pattern antenna testing. In Phase I a system design was developed for the Advanced GPS Hybrid Simulator(AGHS) which incorporated the capability to… More

GPS/IMU Ultra-Tightly Coupled Integrity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $749,955.00
Abstract:
"Global Positioning System (GPS) applications which involve safety-of-flight operations (e.g. precision and non-precision approach) require integrity monitoring. Previous integrity monitoring techniques implemented took advantage of redundant observations(e.g. Receiver Autonomous Integrity… More

Low-Cost Sonobuoy Geographic Position Location

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $747,780.00
Abstract:
"Under the Phase I SBIR effort, NAVSYS has developed a design fora low cost sonobuoy position locator using GPS geolocationtechnology. GPS has been proposed as an alternative for sonobuoygeolocation, but the environment and DoD security requirementsleads to problems with a conventional GPS… More

Very Low Cost Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Under this proposed SBIR effort, NAVSYS will develop a miniature, low-cost avionics system suitable for employment in a small, disposable UAV. Leveraging our expertise in GPS/INS integration, this system will enable robust navigation even in a GPS-degradedenvironment by employing tight coupling of… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) Jamming Situational Awareness for Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this Phase I SBIR is to produce an architectural design for a system of GPS jammer geolocation collectors. The proposed system is called the Situational Awareness of GPS Environment (SAGE) system and is designed to operate using a networkof small UAVs, such as the Smart… More

Non-GPS Projectile Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $69,898.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this Phase I SBIR is to provide an alternative approach for guided projectiles to continue navigation in situations where the GPS signal is unusable because of enemy jamming. Our proposed navigation solution is to modify the guidedprojectiles' existing GPS receiver to allow it to… More

3D Antenna Array and GPS Receiver for Combined Navigation/Attitude Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: DrAlison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,859.00
Abstract:
Under the Phase I effort, a design was developed for a flexible, high performance Space-based Software GPS Receiver (SSGR). The objective of this Phase II effort is to develop an SSGR Engineering Development Unit to be used to demonstrate the next generation capabilities of the SSGR for space… More

3D Antenna Array and GPS Receiver for Combined Navigation/Attitude Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: DrAlison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,664.00
Abstract:
Under the Phase I effort, a design was developed for a flexible, high performance Space-based Software GPS Receiver (SSGR). The objective of this Phase II effort is to develop an SSGR Engineering Development Unit to be used to demonstrate the next generation capabilities of the SSGR for space… More

Hybrid Integrity for Precision Guidance and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"Under this Phase I effort it is proposed to develop a design for a hybrid integrity solution solution for precision approach and landing in a GPS jamming environment. The proposed integrity solution leverages the capabilities of next generation digitalspatial processing and ultra-tightly-coupled… More

Optimal Diversity Reception for Ship Relative Global Positioning System (SRGPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President
Award Amount: $67,365.00
Abstract:
"A key requirement for an operational SRGPS system is to assure the continuous transmission of shipside carrier-phase and pseudo-range measurements to the approaching aircraft. The continuity and quality of these measurements are critical. Of particularconcern are: (a) the robustness to signal… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) Simulator Phase Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
"The need exists for a system capable of interfacing with the RF outputs of existing GPS simulators and measuring the phase delay for both L1 and L2 GPS frequencies across all the simulator channels. This must be accomplished at an operational power levelof approximately -163dBw.Under this SBIR… More

All-Weather Landmark Identification, Correlation, Geolocation, and Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Sullivan, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
"Under this proposed SBIR effort, NAVSYS will develop an integrated video and inertial sensor system design, capable of being used to provide a back-up navigation capability for a UAV in the event of GPS jamming. The system will be able to automaticallyperform landmark identification and tracking… More

Geolocation with Distributed SIGINT Sensors using a Software GPS Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $1,179,990.00
Abstract:
Under the Phase I SBIR effort, NAVSYS developed a design for a networked GPS SIGINT sensor architecture using Software Radio signal processing to perform GPS navigation and also to geolocate GPS interference sources. This effort demonstrated thecapability to leverage next generation Software Radios… More

Direct Initialization of Ultra-Tightly Coupled Weapons using a UTC Assisted Acquisition Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,886.00
Abstract:
Significant GPS anti-jam performance improvements for GPS-guided weapons can be achieved through the use of Ultra-Tightly-Coupled (UTC) GPS/inertial integrated systems. However, current UTC processing techniques use conventional code and carrier trackingloops to transition from direct signal… More

Single Step Ultratight GPS Acquisition to Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Significant GPS anti-jam performance improvements for GPS-guided weapons can be achieved through the use of Ultra-Tightly-Coupled (UTC) GPS/inertial integrated systems. However, current UTC processing techniques use conventional code and carrier trackingloops to transition from direct signal… More

Hybrid Integrity for Precision Guidance and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenn Gold, Product Maanger
Award Amount: $749,954.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing (JPALS) Shipboard Relative GPS Concept SRGPS program is to provide a GPS-based system capable of automatically landing an aircraft on a moving aircraft carrier under all sea and weather conditionsconsidered feasible for shipboard landings. The… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) Simulator Phase Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President & CEO
Award Amount: $718,337.00
Abstract:
Under the Phase I effort, we developed a design for a GPS Simulator and Phase Calibration System (SIMCAL) and demonstrated its performance at the 46th Test Wing for calibrating a kinematic GPS (KGPS) signal generator test setup. Under the Phase II effortwe propose to build and deliver a SIMCAL… More

Inertial Compensated Crystal Oscillator for High A/J UTC GPS/Inertial Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: RUTGERS UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,991.00
RI Contact: Yook-Kong Yong
Abstract:
Under previous research efforts, we have developed a high A/J UTC approach, termed FCTRACK, which optimally processes all of the signal codes broadcast by the GPS satellites. Since all of the codes broadcast by the same satellite are coherent in phase,this approach allows the combined signal power… More

Network Assisted Global Positioning System (GPS) Direct Y Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $729,941.00
Abstract:
Our proposed approach is to use network assistance to improve the robustness of the GPS P(Y) acquisition and tracking functions. This capability will greatly bolster GPS reception in low signal and degraded signal environments (e.g., tunnels, buildings,under tree canopy, and within proximity to RF… More

Unified Position/Location Tracking and Communications Device for Live Urban Warfare Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $119,512.00
Abstract:
Under this Phase I effort we propose to develop a unified position/location tracking (PLT) and communication (POSCOMM) device suitable for use in future training systems such as OneTESS. Our proposed approach is to develop a POSCOMM solution based on aSoftware Defined Radio (SDR) architecture,… More

Unified Position/Location Tracking and Communications Device for Live Urban Warfare Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $729,742.00
Abstract:
Under this Phase II effort we propose to build and test a unified position/location tracking (PLT) and communication (POSCOMM) device suitable for use in future training systems such as OneTESS. Our proposed approach is to develop a POSCOMM solutionbased on a Software Defined Radio (SDR)… More

Network Assisted Global Positioning System (GPS) Direct Y Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $119,945.00
Abstract:
Our proposed approach is to use network assistance to improve the robustness of the GPS P(Y) acquisition and tracking functions. This capability will greatly bolster GPS reception in low signal and degraded signal environments (e.g., tunnels, buildings,under tree canopy, and within proximity to RF… More

Integrated Communication Link and Global Positioning System (GPS) for Enhanced, Robust Position Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
Air platform and weapon navigation systems encounter situations where GPS signal reception is deteriorated, making the position and time information less reliable or unavailable. In the event of jamming, GPS can even be totally denied under someconditions which prohibits access to precision… More

Direct Initialization of Ultra-Tightly Coupled Weapons using a UTC Assisted Acquisition Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $749,803.00
Abstract:
Significant GPS anti-jam performance improvements for GPS-guided weapons can be achieved through the use of Ultra-Tightly-Coupled (UTC) GPS/inertial integrated systems. However, current UTC processing techniques use conventional code and carrier tracking loops to transition from direct signal… More

Realtime Body Dynamic Antenna Modeled GPS/JAMMER Simulator for HWIL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenn Gold, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
To achieve high dynamic motion simulation of advanced guidance and control systems, closed-loop simulation must be provided to sensors in real time for HWIL simulation. Under this proposed SBIR effort we will develop a real-time GPS/Jammer simulator to provide complex wavefront of multiple satellite… More

Precision GPS Ephemeredes Distribution from the GPS Control Segment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop algorithms and software to improve the GPS Control Segment ephemeris accuracy delivered to GPS users. GPS is currently being used to support precision engagement activities throughout the Air Force. This includes target location generation, precision… More

GPS-Based Tracking System for Trauma Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Univ of Colo, Colorado Springs
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,990.00
RI Contact: Terry Boult
Abstract:
This proposed effort develops a system that addresses two areas of concern in tracking the location and coordinating timing of events for trauma patients. Determining the timing of the treatment of trauma patients is an important aspect of increased survivability. Additionally, victims of mass… More

Sonobuoy Tube Launched UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: U.S. Air Force Academy
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,956.00
RI Contact: Steven Brandt
Abstract:
The objective of this STTR effort is to demonstrate the capability of small autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to be launched from a P-3 aircraft via its size "A" sonobuoy launch system. The technology innovations that we propose to develop and demonstrate under this Phase I STTR effort… More

All-Weather Landmark Identification, Correlation, Geolocation, and Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Sullivan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $451,858.00
Abstract:
The proposed navigation solution for a small UAV in a GPS denied environment uses an image-aided navigation method for overcoming GPS denial. Under the Phase I effort, methods for robust extraction of landmark models were developed to allow automatic generation of a scene object database for use by… More

GPS Network-Assisted Positioning (GPS-NAP) Software Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $999,978.00
Abstract:
Air platform and weapon navigation systems encounter situations where GPS signal reception is deteriorated, making the position and time information less reliable or unavailable. In the event of jamming, GPS can even be totally denied under some conditions which prohibits access to precision… More

GPS-Based Tracking System for Trauma Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: U. OF CO, COLORADO SPRINGS
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $749,978.00
RI Contact: Terry Boult
Abstract:
This proposed effort develops a NAVSYS Medical GPS Locator System that addresses two areas of concern in tracking the location and coordinating timing of events for trauma patients. Determining the timing of the treatment of trauma patients is an important aspect of increased survivability. … More

Integrated Wideband Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Although wideband SIGINT receivers are available from numerous sources, they all require other devices to provide SIGINT processing functionality. In addition, they also need other inputs required for SIGINT operations such as GPS, navigation and frequency reference. Presently, such systems require… More

Target Location Technology for Ground Based Observers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Current and future fire support systems are becoming more accurate due to advances in GPS guidance and IMU technologies. However, the inherent accuracy of these munitions makes them more sensitive to errors in the target coordinates, frequently referred to as Target Location Error (TLE). For the… More

Research on the Development of a Miniature, Low Power Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Registration Device For Use As A Weapon Orientation Sensor In Future Tactical Engagement Simulation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
A solution is needed to support training operations in both an outdoor and indoor environment with precise 3-D positioning and weapon orientation to allow geometric pairing. Research solutions are needed to provide a cost effective approach for dealing with this tough problem. Our proposed solution… More

Completely Integrated Jamming Test System (CIJTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenn Gold, Product Manager
Award Amount: $99,902.00
Abstract:
GPS guided weapons systems are susceptible to intentional RF interference and Jamming. Techniques exist to mitigate this interference, but they must be tested in the presence of an actual jamming threat to gain the highest assurance that they will work. Live jamming tests in the field require… More

Research on the Development of a Miniature, Low Power Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Registration Device For Use As A Weapon Orientation Sen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $729,973.00
Abstract:
A solution is needed to support training operations in both an outdoor and indoor environment with precise 3-D positioning and weapon orientation to allow geometric pairing. Research solutions are needed to provide a cost effective approach for dealing with this tough problem. Our proposed solution… More

Adaptive Signal Processing to Counter Jamming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Griesbach, Research Engineeer
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Electronic counter-countermeasure (ECCM) techniques, such as adaptive beamforming (ABF), allow RF sensors to operate in hostile jamming environments. As today's radar imaging and target identification methods require increasing bandwidths, ECCM techniques must become robust over these large… More

Micro-Camera for oceanographic properties and shallow water hydrography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Under this effort we propose to develop a small (

Combining Remotely Located GPS Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ben Mathews, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR is to overcome the challenges of combining remotely located FRPA elements by developing an automated capability that will allow arbitrary networks of FRPA elements to be combined into a larger adaptive array that provides the same basic functionality as a CRPA array. Under the… More

Embeddable Software Programmable Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to produce a chipset, composed of commercially available components, which can take advantage of the JTRS software communications architecture (SCA) and software waveform library. Because of the need for this device to operate at both unclassified and SECRET… More

Modular, Scalable Propulsion Module for ESPA-Based Satellite Dispensing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Griesbach, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
Current GPS technologies for satellite navigation are costly, heavy, and utilize high amount of power. This makes such systems difficult for microsatellites to support. Under this Phase I SBIR, we propose to develop a low-cost, low-weight, low-power GPS navigation system to support… More

Micro-Camera for oceanographic properties and shallow water hydrography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
The very shallow water and surf zone is a highly dynamic environment and the ever-changing morphology makes wave, current, and surf forecasting difficult if not impossible. These characteristics also are critical factors that govern future evolution or erosion of the coastal environment. The ability… More

Adaptive Signal Processing to Counter Jamming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Griesbach, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $745,311.00
Abstract:
Modern radars are increasingly expanding their instantaneous bandwidths to improve resolution for imaging and targeting. This proposal details an FPGA implementable, advanced wideband algorithm that truly models the entire frequency spectrum and linearly tracks statistical source covariance changes… More

SyncEZ: Time Synchronization of Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown
Award Amount: $89,974.00
Abstract:
The 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) protocol has significant advantages for relative time synchronization on wireless networks.

Innovative Micro Air Vehicles & Control Techniques for Urban Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bruce Johnson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to develop improved algorithms for Micro Air Vehicles to allow operation in urban canyons and loitering in areas of interest. This work will build on existing algorithms for developed for vehicle control and sensing the complex urban environment developed by… More

Relative Global Positioning System/ Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) Innovations for Autonomous Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin L. Mathews, Program Manager
Award Amount: $79,971.00
Abstract:
The Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) vision is to develop a weapon delivery system that expands tactical mission options and provides revolutionary new air power and penetrating surveillance capability. Key to the N-UCAS mission is the ability to perform precision autonomous navigation,… More

Low cost, lightweight, low power Precise Positioning System (PPS) GPS Solution for Software Defined Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
Under this proposed effort, NAVSYS will leverage our expertise with developing ultra-low power GPS solutions to develop a software GPS receiver solution that can be embedded in military software defined radios that will be used for handheld, sensors and weapon applications. The objective of this… More

Networked Positioning of Unattended Ground Sensors using JTRS radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
Unattended sensors are an important element of the Future Combat System (FCS) architecture. These include Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS), autonomous weapons such as the Intelligent Munition System (IMS) and miniaturized Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Air Vehicles (UAVs). All of these… More

High-Sensitivity Military GPS Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Many military users need to operate in areas where GPS signal reception is impeded by building walls, dense foliage and urban canyon. Current military GPS receivers do not operate robustly in these environments which include multipath and varying signal levels caused by partial… More

Target Location Technology for Ground Based Observers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $599,982.00
Abstract:
To support Non Line of Sight (NLOS) lethality for the USMC weapons systems timely, accurate targeting is needed for Ground Based Observers using imagery collected from a Tier II UAS. In Phase I, an Unmanned Air System (UAS) payload was designed and a systems architecture developed that could… More

Embeddable Software Programmable Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $451,054.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to produce a cost-efficient Software Defined Radio (SDR) chipset, composed of commercially available components, which can take advantage of the JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and software waveform library. While low cost RF and signal processing… More

Low cost, lightweight, low power Precise Positioning System (PPS) GPS Solution for Software Defined Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and Chief Execu
Award Amount: $1,108,590.00
Abstract:
Under this proposed effort, NAVSYS will leverage our expertise with developing ultra-low power GPS solutions to develop a software GPS receiver solution that can be embedded into military software defined radios (SDR) for handheld, unattended sensors and weapon applications. The objective of this… More

Robust Distributed GPS Apertures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,995.00
Abstract:
The DoD is heavily dependent on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for worldwide military operations. The GPS signal is subject to a variety of potential degradations, such as path loss (e.g., foliated or indoor environments), multipath (e.g., urban canyon or in-building), and interference… More

Low-Power, Software Defined Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Recent improvements in Software Defined Radio technology have resulted in miniaturized, low cost radios for communication applications. Under previous efforts, NAVSYS has shown the capability to also use these SDRs for GPS navigation. We propose to leverage our previous experience with software… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) Time Aiding Using WWV/WWVB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The Global Positioning System (GPS) has become essential to U.S. national security and a key tool in military operations at home and abroad. As the military dependence GPS technology increases, the success of the mission can be tied to the soldier's ability to navigate in GPS degraded or denied… More

User Equipment (UE) Cognitive Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
merging Cognitive Radio (CR) technologies are allowing the development of radios that can "observe," "orient," "plan," "decide," "learn," and "act" to adapt the performance of a Software Defined Radio in response to stimuli in the external environment. By applying these CR technologies to enhancing… More

Robust Distributed GPS Apertures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $1,124,998.00
Abstract:
The DoD is heavily dependent on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for worldwide military operations. The GPS signal is subject to a variety of potential degradations, such as path loss (e.g., foliated or indoor environments), multipath (e.g., urban canyon or in-building), and interference… More

Low-Power, Software Defined Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
A key component of the Global Positioning System (GPS) modernization is in advanced receiver technology. The NAVSYS GNSSfYSDR receiver is based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology providing the ability to easily adapt the signal processing algorithms in a GNSSfYSDR receiver for future GPS… More

Extend Operational Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) via Operational Techniques and Enhanced Energy Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Current generation military GPS User Equipment use significantly more power than a commercial GPS unit. There is a desire to develop operational techniques and lower power devices to increase operational use of hand-held military GPS devices. A lower power alternative to continuously running a… More

Relative Global Positioning System/ Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) Innovations for Autonomous Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and Chief Execu – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $600,002.00
Abstract:
The Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) is a carrier-based, autonomous combat air vehicle designed to conduct long-endurance strike and ISR operational missions. Due to its very nature, the N-UCAS requires the ability to perform precision navigation in a variety of roles. To accomplish this, a… More

Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
With the advent of Google"s open Android development environment, it is now possible to inexpensively and rapidly develop new applications (apps) for operation on Android mobile phones. All major cellular service providers now offer Android phone options to their customers and Google maintains… More

Tamper Resistant UAV/UGV Embedded Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
Under this SBIR NAVSYS proposes to develop a Tamper-Resistant Embedded Configurable Computer System (T-RECCS) suitable for use in small unmanned vehicles to handle their onboard processing requirements. The proposed architecture will utilize a combination of commercial off-the-shelf processing… More

Collaborative Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers for Enhanced Navigation Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Under this SBIR effort, we propose to develop a system architecture that provides improved accuracy and availability under adverse conditions for networked GPS receivers operating collaboratively using a GPS Distributed Aperture Processing (GDAP) approach. The proposed collaborative approach… More

Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Prior research has shown the advantages that can be employed by using Digital Storage Receivers to allow processing of the GPS signals after a submarine has submerged to reduce the time spent on surface for covert operations. Under this SBIR effort, we propose to design a Submersible GPS Enhancement… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) Time Aiding Using WWV/WWVB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $746,821.00
Abstract:
A dismounted soldier or airman who turns on his GPS receiver on the battlefield depends on a quick and accurate navigation solution, even in areas where the GPS signals may be degraded. The intent of this SBIR program is to address this requirement by providing military GPS receivers with an… More

User Equipment (UE) Cognitive Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
Emerging Cognitive Radio (CR) technologies are allowing the development of radios that can"observe,""orient,""plan,""decide,""learn,"and"act"to adapt the performance of a Software Defined Radio (SDR) in response to stimuli in the external… More

Extend Operational Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) via Operational Techniques and Enhanced Energy Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Current generation of military GPS User Equipment (UE) uses significantly more power than a commercial GPS unit. There is a desire to develop operational techniques and lower power devices to increase operational use of hand-held military GPS devices. A lower power alternative to… More

Low-Power, Software Defined Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $748,095.00
Abstract:
Under contract to the Air Force, NAVSYS has developed a low-power Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software-defined radio (SDR) to demonstrate readiness of SDR technology for application as a navigation receiver. The SDR Testbed uses a reconfigurable FPGA and custom RF front end to allow… More

GPS JLOC Sensor Suite for Critical Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown
Award Amount: $99,999.99
Abstract:
Timing and position data from civil GPS receivers have become integral to the operation of many of the Nation's critical infrastructures. Through the Patriot Watch architecture, DHS is coordinating efforts to identify, locate, and attribute domestic GPS interference, maintain a central database… More

GPS Jammer Detection and Gelocation using CoNNeCT L-Band SDR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO
Award Amount: $123,091.00
Abstract:
Under this proposed effort, we plan to test the feasibility of adapting our terrestrial jammer locator system (JLOC) to locating jamming signals in space by adapting our previously developed GPS software defined radio (SDR) technology to provide an SDR waveform that can operate on spacecraft to… More

Cooperative Networked GPS signal acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The biggest demand on a military receiver has been from the time required to search and acquire for the military signals when an accurate internal time reference is not available. Prior research by NAVSYS into network assisted GPS approaches used the JTRS network itself to transfer time… More

GPS-denied Positioning using Networked communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A robust back-up navigation alternative is needed to continue to provide accurate PVT data when GPS is denied. Navigation solutions can be enhanced by utilizing existing networked communications for dismounted forces operating in small platoons. When some of the forces lose their GPS… More

Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alison Brown, President and CEO – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Under the Phase I SBIR effort, we designed a Submersible GPS Enhancement and Playback System (SGEPS) to allow processing of the GPS signals after a submarine has submerged to reduce the time spent on surface for covert operations. This uses a Digital Storage Receiver (DSR) for capturing the GPS RF… More

GPS PNT Flexible Satellite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The objective of this effort is to investigate designs and possible options for a PNT Flexible satellite for GPS to enhance position, navigation, and timing (PNT) capabilities at a low cost using small augmentation satellites with limited payload. A desired feature to help overcome GPS… More

Disruptive Military Navigation Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alison K. Brown, Principal Investigator – (719) 481-4877
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In the event that the GPS constellation was unavailable, none of the current back-up navigation and timing solutions in place today such as inertial navigation, geostationary augmentation systems or cellular positioning solutions would function, resulting in catastrophic effect on… More