Universal Software-Defined Receiver for Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-19-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7553
Amount: $499,987.35
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-020
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-05
Small Business Information
324 Sudduth Cir NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
DUNS: 013181424
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrey Soloviev
 (740) 541-1529
 soloviev@qunav.com
Business Contact
 Andrey Soloviev
Phone: (740) 541-1529
Email: soloviev@qunav.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Universal Software Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (USAPNT) technology enhances the PNT resiliency in contested signal environments by augmenting GPS receiver architecture with multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and radio-frequency signals of opportunity (SOOP). The USAPNT Phase I and Phase II efforts have used field data to demonstrate that the incorporation of multi-GNSS (such as GLONASS and Galileo) and SOOP (such as cellular and digital television) significantly enhances signal availability, thus robustifying the PNT performance in GPS-challenged environments. A critical step for USAPNT transitioning to Army PNT systems is to protect open-service multi-GNSS and SOOP signals against malicious acts such as spoofing. The proposed sequential Phase II (SP2) effort will augment the Phase II implementation with a signal assurance mechanism. USAPNT has been developed and prototyped as an agile software-defined radio (SDR). The prototyping effort has been performed jointly with our transitioning partner, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC), using their software-defined embedded GPS/Inertial (EGI) cards. During SP2, a key technological enabler of signal assurance mechanism (chip-shape correlator) will be implemented on the NGSC embedded prototyping card. This will facilitate technology transitioning via a zero SWAP-C software insertion of USAPNT into NGSC navigation products.

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