Metric Tracking of Launch Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CE57P
Agency Tracking Number: 095607
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: O4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117-3021
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Helkey
 Principal Investigator
 (805) 968-6787
 rhelkey@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Business Official
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: 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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