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Cooperative GPS Networked Acquisition System (COGNAS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-062-1902
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-062
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Network Sensing Technologies LLC
1184 Eglin Parkway Shalimar, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Cooperative GPS Networked Acquisition System (COGNAS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0136
Award Amount: $149,925.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is used by the DoD to provide the position for accessing location and movement of ground, air and sea assets and threats and for precise navigation. For increased accuracy and anti-spoofing, the encrypted Precise Positioning Service (PPS) is utilized by the U.S. military and allied forces. The P(Y) code length and complexity requires precise time and ephemeris to provide successful acquisition and tracking. The required acquisition time and time to first fix is directly dependent upon the time accuracy and environment as current system do not perform well in degraded environments. A Cooperative GPS Networked Acquisition System (COGNAS) provides a network of participants and optimization strategies to enable successful acquisition and reduce acquisition and tracking time with initial coarse time and position estimates. The code search is partitioned across the network of GPS receivers effectively increasing the number of GPS parallel correlators. The optimization also increases performance in GPS signal degraded environments such as SV obscuration, multipath and interference. BENEFIT: This research will produce a cooperative network of GPS receivers that allows consistent acquisition and reduction of time of acquisition and tracking by optimizing the code search across the network of participants. This can be extended to commercial GPS receivers for use in civil organizations to reduce the effects of GPS signal degraded environments such as multipath and urban canyon.

Principal Investigator:

Ben-z Lawrence
Principal Engineer
(850) 613-6624
Ben-Z.Lawrence@Net-Sensing.com

Business Contact:

Michael Chaloupka
President - FSO
(850) 613-6625
Mike.C@Net-Sensing.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Network Sensing Technologies LLC
1184 Eglin Parkway Shalimar, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 208055073
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No