Multipath Reducing GPS Receiver and Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1179
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-150
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard Cagley
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
rcagley@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to design an improved GPS receiver and GPS antenna to reduce installation-dependent errors due to multipath. To develop the receiver, we will prototype and implement various interference cancellation algorithms on a software-defined radio simulation toolkit and hardware testbed. We will design an antenna complementary to this receiver that will suppress signals incident at angles at or near the horizon. Our unique antenna pattern shaping methodology will allow very precise control over the elevation angle coverage of the antenna. Together, this receiver and antenna will yield improved positioning in the presence of multipath signals compared to currently available technology.

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