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Precise Positioning with Local Signal Carrier Phase Measurements and Global Positioning System (GPS) Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0328
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-009-0321
Amount: $149,851.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-31
Small Business Information
310 Terrace Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Caffery
 (513) 281-2900
Business Contact
 Howard Fan
Title: President
Phone: (513) 281-2900
Research Institution
 University of Cincinnati
 Mark Santanello
College of Engr. & Appl. Sc. 2901 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0018
United States

 (513) 556-6509
 Nonprofit College or University

Carrier phase measurements in GPS are well known to enable precision performance. However, GPS is easily degraded or jammed. Carrier phase measurements in a local radio system, on the other hand, is much easier due to its much stronger signal level compared with GPS. In this proposal GIRD Systems will investigate feasibility of precise positioning techniques based on carrier phase measurements from a local radio system of transmitters and receivers. We will also make maximal reuse of GPS receiver tracking circuitry as much as possible. Furthermore, a Kalman filter will be developed integrating the local radio system with on-board IMU. Simulation study will be performed to test the feasibility.

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