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Space weather based position error maps for TEC - On-line (SpoT-On)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC-133R-17-CN-0075
Agency Tracking Number: 17-1-021
Amount: $119,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.1
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2017-1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-13
Small Business Information
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Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-2111
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W. Kent Tobiska
 (310) 454-9665
Business Contact
 W. Kent Tobiska
Phone: (310) 454-9665
Research Institution

The Space weather-based position error maps for TEC-On-Line (SpoT-On) project will use
GPS=GNSS based TEC data, integrated into the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric
Measurements (GAIM) operational system at the Utah State University Space Weather Center
to product improved TEC position correction maps. These will be publicly and globally
accessible. A result is that agencies, industry and consumers will enjoy much higher accuracy
position information than is currently available from single frequency GPS/GNSS receivers. In
Phase I-III, we will demonstrate a prototype capability, constructs a development and
deployment plan, develop the operational capability, and deploy this system commercially.
Validation and design tasks include initially using the existing GAIM Gauss-Markov(GM) model
to produce global TEC correction maps and correction coefficients that can replace Klobuchar
correction coefficients. Development and verification tasks will then extend the system to use
the GAIM Full Physics (FP) model in a operational capability demonstration for even more
accurate, reliable correction coefficients for TEC, including at high latitudes,. The deployment of
the system will consist of using both smart phone apps and an industrial version of the system
to serve updated coefficients to the GPS system as a whole through telecommunications and
agency providers.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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