THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS AN APPROACH FOR ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASURING AIRCRAFT AND/OR SHIP USER VEHICLE HEADING AND ATTITUDE AND DETERMINING WHETHER +/1 ACCURACY CAN BE OBTAINED USING THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS).

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1140
Amount: $141,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
The Energystics Corpon
1225 Jeff Davis Hwy, Ste 1500, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT GEHRKE
 (703) 486-5100
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS AN APPROACH FOR ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF MEASURING AIRCRAFT AND/OR SHIP USER VEHICLE HEADING AND ATTITUDE AND DETERMINING WHETHER +/1 ACCURACY CAN BE OBTAINED USING THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS). THE TECHNICAL APPROACH PROPOSED WILL EXAMINE THE NAVIGATION SIGNALS AND THE METHODS OF PROCESSING THE INFORMATION, AND WILL PROPOSE METHODS FOR EXTRACTING HEADING AND ATTITUDE DATA FROM THE GPS. ADDITIONAL RADIO AND DATA PROCESSING TECHNIQUES SUCH AS INTERFEROMETRY AND MORE ACCURATE PHASE MEASUREMENTS MAY BE NEEDED TO MEET THE ACCURACY. THE VARIATION IN ACCURACY, AS A FUNCTION OF IMPLEMENTATION, IS AN OUTPUT OF THE STUDY. VEHICLE DYNAMICS AND SATELLITE CONSTELLATION GEOMETRY ARE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES IN THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING HEADING AND ATTITUDE. ADDITIONAL PROCESSING AND DIFFERENT RECEIVER CONFIGURATIONS THAT CURRENTLY ENVISIONED, MAY BE REQUIRED. THE GPS USER EQUIPMENT DOES NOT PROVIDE HEADING AND ATTITUDE IN ITS CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION SO THAT ATTITUDE AND HEADING DETERMINATION MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL RECEIVER PROCESSING.

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