Multipath Reducing GPS Receiver and Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$75,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1179
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
NOAA-2005-1
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-150
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4.1
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Richard Cagley
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 rcagley@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: 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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