Scintillation-Hardened GPS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CD76P
Agency Tracking Number: 114943
Amount: $124,721.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710-1018
DUNS: 048528553
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Stephens
 Principal Investigator
 (727) 346-9668
Business Contact
 Tracy Stephens
Title: Business Official
Phone: (727) 346-9668
Research Institution
A Communications, Navigation, and Networking reConfigurable Testbed (CoNNeCT) experiment is proposed to improve the performance of GPS during geomagnetic storms. There are two primary sources of degradation during a geomagnetic event?loss of phase coherency by the receiver and abrupt path delay changes due to total electron content (TEC). By monitoring the degradation at the ISS instead of the Earth's surface, better modeling and subsequently better mitigation of the effects will be achieved. A scintillation-hardening receiver is proposed to improve the accuracy and reliability during geomagnetic storms.

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