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Network Assisted Global Positioning System (GPS) Direct Y Acquisition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAB07-03-C-K00
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2030
Amount: $119,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
14960 Woodcarver Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alison Brown
 President and CEO
 (719) 481-4877
Business Contact
 Rowland Worrell III
Title: Chief Operating Officer/
Phone: (719) 481-4877
Research Institution

Our proposed approach is to use network assistance to improve the robustness of the GPS P(Y) acquisition and tracking functions. This capability will greatly bolster GPS reception in low signal and degraded signal environments (e.g., tunnels, buildings,under tree canopy, and within proximity to RF transmissions).The proposed architecture is based on a Software GPS Receiver (SGR) approach, which can ultimately be embedded within a Software Defined Radio (SDR), such as the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). This will provide a combined communication and navigationcapability that will leverage the data link capabilities of the SDR to provide network assistance to enhance the acquisition, tracking and navigation capability of the SGR through advanced signal processing techniques leveraging the military GPS signalstructure (FCTRACK). Under this Phase I effort we plan to develop a network assisted SGR system specification and evaluate the performance of the network assisted GPS low power signal tracking capability using our in-house SGR test-bed. The results ofthis Phase I effort will provide the basis as the basis for the SGR prototype to be developed and delivered under the Phase II effort Since only the DoD has access to the P(Y) code signals, the commercialization strategy for this product is for military programs only. Several transition opportunities have been identified including the Joint Tactical Radio System and the One TacticalEngagement Simulation System (One TESS). The network assisted Software GPS Receiver is an ideal candidate to transition into the JTRS as a software application to enhance the GPS acquisition and tracking performance and also provide a small, lightweight,low power, low cost positioning device suitable for use in future training systems such as OneTESS.

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