Metric Tracking of Launch Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CE57P
Agency Tracking Number:
095607
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
O4
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Roger Helkey
Principal Investigator
(805) 968-6787
rhelkey@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Business Official
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NASA needs reliable, accurate navigation for launch vehicles and other missions. GPS is the best world-wide navigation system, but operates at low power making it susceptible to intentional and unintentional interference. Toyon proposes to develop an anti-jam front-end that uses Space-Time Adaptive Processing to suppress interference, and implement it in a compact, low-cost package. This design will work with any existing GPS receiver, although higher performance can be achieved by tightly integrating a GPS receiver module with the anti-jam functionality. Toyon's Miniature Integrated Direction-finding Attitude-determining Anti-jam System (MIDAAS(TM)) obtains position, velocity, attitude, and time (PVAT) measurements directly from GPS signals. The ultra-tightly coupled (UTC) navigation architecture fuses all sensor data. Integrating this system with the anti-jam module makes the system inherently robust to interference and the resulting position and attitude estimate more accurate.

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