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Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Compliant GPS Receiver for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-113-1800
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-113
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC
145 Graham Ave, A170 ASTeCC Bldg Lexington, KY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Compliant GPS Receiver for GEO
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0081
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to develop Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) compliant GPS receiver for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) applications. In this proposal, we explore an approach to design the GEO GPS SAASM receiver based on improved techniques for signal acquisition (or detection) and then signal tracking (and demodulation) of weak GPS signals. GPS signals available at high GEO are 10-100 times weaker than signals received on Earth or at Low Earth Orbits (LEO). Thus, our key objectives are to design and develop acquisition and tracking modules capable of detecting and demodulating the weak satellite signals, of the order of -180 dBW. We envision the final outcome of this project to be a space-borne, space-qualified GPS receiver targeted for high altitude applications that can operate effectively in the full range from LEO to GEO and beyond.

Principal Investigator:

Kalyan Ganesan
CTO
(859) 489-0156
kganesan@minervatechnology.com

Business Contact:

Bhanu G. Ganesan
President
(859) 489-0156
bganesan@minervatechnology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC
145 Graham Ave, A170 ASTeCC Bldg Lexington, KY -

EIN/Tax ID: 455187235
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes