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System-Of-Systems Open Architecture PNT (SOAP) Solution for Assured PNT in a GPS Denied Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-17-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: F141-253-1895
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-253
Solicitation Number: 14.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-02-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-10
Small Business Information
14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
United States
DUNS: 182097444
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alison K. Brown Alison K. Brown
 Principal Investigator
 (719) 481-4877
 abrown@navsys.com
Business Contact
 Karen L. Barworth
Phone: (719) 481-4877
Email: kbarworth@navsys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Currently PEO U&W programs rely on GPS/inertial navigation systems to provide Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions. These systems cannot support precision navigation if GPS denied for extended periods. NAVSYS proposes to provide an innovative system-of-systems, open architecture PNT (SOAP) solution that will enable the Navy to take advantage of new augmentation signals and next generation sensors to provide precision, Assured PNT (A-PNT) in the absence of GPS. Under the proposed Phase II base effort we shall build two SOAP Test-Beds to demonstrate a back-up PNT capability using a commercial Software Defined Radio (SDR) integrated with our inertial InterNav® software product. Testing will be performed using commercial satellites as signals of opportunity (SoOP) to provide a Global Military Positioning Service (GMPS). The SOAP Test-Beds will be used to demonstrate PNT operation in a completely denied GPS environment and provide recommendations on how the SOAP A-PNT services could be integrated into next generation tactical radios. Under the proposed Phase II Option we shall develop a SOAP A-PNT design that is compatible with an open architecture environment selected for future tactical radios in weapons and unmanned systems and we shall demonstrate the SOAP software running as a prototype open architecture A-PNT service.

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