Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) Time Aiding Using WWV/WWVB

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-1842
Award Id:
97421
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-152-1971
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-152
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp. (Currently TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION)
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Roger Helkey
Senior Scientist
(805) 968-6787
rhelkey@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon proposes to design, develop and build a GPS system that uses external RF signals for timing estimation in order to acquire Precise Positioning Service (P/Y/M-code) signals under jamming conditions where the GPS C/A-code cannot be used. The RF signals will be selected to provide sub-second timing accuracy in order to limit the substantial computation involved in acquiring PPS signals in low signal-to-noise ratio environments. Toyon will develop a highly efficient PPS signal acquisition unit and integrate it into our GPS receiver, targeting PPS acquisition of a given satellite in fewer than 10 sec from availability of the timing reference. The RF timing reference developed under this program can also be used as a synchronization signal to allow PPS signal acquisition in other GPS receivers. BENEFIT: The C/A-code is easily jammed due to its known modulation code. PPS (P/Y/M-code) signals for accurate navigation are difficult to acquire without use of the C/A-code signals for a timing reference. The GPS receiver technology developed under this program will allow hand-held GPS receivers, which must be shut down to conserve battery power, to acquire PPS signals in a jamming environment.

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