MULTICHAIN LORAN-C TIME DIFFERENCE MONITOR RECEIVER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14130
Amount: $306,818.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1842 Hoffman Street, Madison, WI, 53704
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul W Schick
 Project Engineer
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Research Institution
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Abstract
USCG SOLICITATION 90-CG5 SUGGESTS EVALUATION OF KALMAN FILTERING A DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (DSP) TECHNIQUE, TO IMPROVE GEODETIC POSITIONING PROVIDED BY SINGLE CHAIN, AND EVENTUALLY, MULTICHAIN LORAN RECEIVERS. A DSP TECHNIQUE COMPARABLE TO KALMAN FILTERING HAS ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED ON A SINGLE CHAIN LORAN RECEIVER, RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL GEODETIC POSITIONING IMPROVEMENTS IN NOISY, DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS. THESE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED DURING EXTENSIVE STUDIES USING OFF-AIR AND SIMULATOR SIGNALS. GIVEN OUR DOCUMENTED SUCCESS OF THE DSP IMPLEMENTATION ON A SINGLE CHAIN RECEIVER, OUR PHASE I PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE GOAL OF CONVERTING THIS DSP TECHNIQUE TO A MULTICHAIN SYSTEM. SPECIFIC TASKS DETAILED IN THE PROPOSAL ARE: (1) DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONVERTING EXISTING DSP TECHNIQUES TO A MULTICHAIN ENVIRONMENT; (2) PROJECT THE CAPABILITIES OF A MULTICHAIN SYSTEM USING THOSE CONVERTED DSP TECHNIQUES; AND (3) STRUCTURE A DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND DETERMINE THE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS REQUIRED FOR THE ACTUAL IMPLEMENTATION DURING PHASE II. RESULTS: (1) EXISTING DSP TECHNIQUES CONVERTED TO MULTICHAIN ENVIRONMENT; (2) PROJECTED RECEIVER PERFORMANCE SUBSTANTIALLY ENHANCED; (3) STRATEGY AND TOOLS FOR PHASE IICONVERSION. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: ALL EXISTING MARINE, AVIATION, AND TERRESTRIAL (VEHICLE LOCATION) APPLICATIONS. GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS: FOR DEPTS OF TRANSPORTATION , DEFENSE, INTERIOR.

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