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Civilian Interference Detection and Estimation Receiver (CIDER)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00044
Agency Tracking Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00009-H-SB013.1-004-0013-I
Amount: $99,999.99
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB013.1-004
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-13-R-00009
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-10-31
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive
Goleta, CA 93117-3021
United States
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenan Ezal
 Senior Scientist
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution

Toyon has teamed with two utilities to survey the use of civilian GPS receivers in the energy and communication sectors, and to determine their vulnerabilities to intentional interference, including narrowband and wideband jamming, spoofers, repeaters, and RF-based 'software attacks.' As part of the survey, the characteristics and weaknesses of the deployed civilian receivers will be determined and methods of detecting, identifying, and locating sources of GPS interference within the electrical and communication networks will be identified. Based on the survey results, Toyon will design a system for interference detection, identification, and geolocalization (I-DIG).

I-DIG will comprise a network of receiver nodes and a centralized geolocalization filter. Each node will include a direction-finding (DF) GPS receiver, which is the most critical component of the I-DIG system. Toyon's patented DF GPS receiver technology has been tested and demonstrated in realistic environments and has a TRL of 6. The collaborative geolocalization algorithm has been developed over the course of numerous programs and is at a TRL of 5. At the conclusion of the Phase II effort, which will include a complete system demonstration in a relevant environment, we anticipate that both components will have a TRL of 7 and will be ready for deployment.

The proposed technology has the potential for immediate integration into our country's electrical transmission and communication networks. Since Toyon's DF GPS receiver is also capable of anti-jam (AJ) and anti-spoof GPS processing, it is applicable to any civilian application that desires protection against intentional and unintentional interference.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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