Radio Navigation Waveform Experiment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,866.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD77P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
114368
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MD, Greenbelt, MD, 20770-1405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101537046
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kenn Gold
Principal Investigator
(720) 841-6331
kenn.gold@emergentspace.com
Business Contact:
Erin Bull
Business Official
(301) 345-1535
erin.bull@emergentspace.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
NASA is installing the Communications, Navigation, and Networking reConfigurable Testbed (CoNNeCT) onto the truss of the International Space Station to demonstrate software-defined radio (SDR) technology, and is now accepting proposals for new and useful SDR experiments to fly on CoNNeCT that are compliant with the Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS) SDR standard. Emergent Space Technologies proposes to develop an STRS-compliant software-defined GPS receiver that can be flown on CoNNeCT that is based on a proven terrestrial commercial technology which shares heritage with the JPL Blackjack receiver. The proposed system is called the Radio Navigation Waveform Experiment (RANE) and utilizes a codeless signal processing technique, called Spectral Compression Positioning (SCP), to estimate position, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions. RANE will have a small electronic footprint, be multi-frequency capable, and require less power than traditional code-correlator GPS receivers. On CoNNeCT, RANE will demonstrate the portability and use of SCP for PNT solutions for NASA.

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