STS/SPACE STATION AND ROBOTIC TRACKING SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,843.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12081
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Scs Telecom, Inc.
107 Haven Avenue, Port Washington, NY, 11050
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Tuvia Apelewicz
Director Of Research
(516) 883-0760
Business Contact:
DONALD L. SCHILLING
PRESIDENT
(516) 883-0760
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CONVENTIONAL RADIO SYSTEMS ARE PROVING INADEQUATE TO SUPPORTTHE FULL AND EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF ROBOTICS IN A SPACE STATION ENVIRONMENT. THE TRACKING AND LOCATING OF EXTRA-VEHICULAR ROBOTS IS COMPLICATED BY RADIO TRANSMISSION MULTIPATH AND STATION REFLECTIONS, THE NUMBER OF SIMULTANEOUSLY TRANSMITTING ROBOTS, ANTENNA SHIELDING DUE TO THE GEOMETRY OF ROBOT LOCATION AND RESOLUTION REQUIREMENTS EXACERBATED BY LIMITED TRANSMISSION PATH DIMENSIONS. NEW SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, ARE PROPOSED TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS. SCS TELECOM, INC. PROPOSES TO STUDY AND DESIGN A DIRECTION FINDING SYSTEM THAT ACHIEVES A SPACE STATION ROBOTIC TRACKING IMPLEMENTATION THAT OVERCOMES THESE EXISTING TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS BY: UTILIZATION OF A UNIQUE CHIP CODE TO ALLOW FOR INDIVIDUAL ROBOT IDENTIFICATION. UTILIZATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART FFT HARDWARE CHIPS TO IMPLEMENT THE CROSS-COMPARISON AND DETECTION PROCEDURE. DISCRIMINATE AGAINST SECONDARY MULTIPATH SIGNALS.

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