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Collaborative Situation Aware PNT (CSAP) Solution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-15-M-0510
Agency Tracking Number: F15A-T23-0007
Amount: $149,901.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF15-AT23
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-29
Small Business Information
20 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
United States
DUNS: 153869896
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Seoung Bum Lee
 Manager, Wireless Engineering
 (781) 359-9500
Business Contact
 Bruce Warwick, CPA
Phone: (781) 359-9500
Research Institution
 Wade Trappe, Ph. D.
Rutgers State University 671 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
United States

 (848) 932-0942
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

ABSTRACT: Mayflower proposes a novel Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solution specifically designed for use in challenging RF environments (intentional or unintentional jamming and spoofing) that enables uninterrupted navigation capability for wide ranges of military and commercial applications. Tactical units with spectrum sensing capable cognitive radios (CR) or scanners deployed in the theater can monitor their local spectrum occupancy and detect interference/jamming signals. By collecting and fusing the RF situation awareness information from various tactical CR units operating in diverse frequency bands (i.e., equipped with different RF front-end or reconfigurable RF front-end) distributed over various parts of the theater, a CSAP Controls Station can construct a comprehensive RF Map that readily provides a RF Situation Awareness (SA) Map of a region. The constructed RF SA Map can be distributed back to tactical units, allowing them to maintain PNT solution while maneuvering through the jamming/interference plagued theater of operations. ; BENEFIT: There are significant benefits in providing cognitive radio technology as part of the PNT solution, especially for tactical units in the theater of operations beleaguered with interferences and jamming signals. With L-band jammed or interfered, the US and ally forces will fail to sustain the GPS based PNT solutions, failing to support the GPS based navigation capability. With CSAP solutions enabled, however, GPS receivers and tactical radios can effectively avoid interference/jamming signal and sustain uninterrupted PNT solutions even when L-band GPS signals are denied or degraded. The fully developed CSAP solution will employ cognitive radio technology as part of PNT solution that would be incorporated in CR platforms and GPS receivers. The CSAP technology could also be implemented as an appliqu for incorporation in tactical radios and/or GPS receivers. The CR-based or hardware appliqu-based implementation of CSAP can also be embedded into civilian wireless communication devices such as cell-phone base stations and smart phone handsets, allowing PNT solutions in urban canyons and forest areas.

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