GPS Enhanced Dynamic Spectrum Access

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$149,944.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-12-M-1449
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-158-1614
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-158
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Echo Ridge, LLC
100 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100, Great Falls, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801184982
Principal Investigator
 John Carlson
 Chief Technical Officer
 (703) 348-3167
 john.carlson@echoridgenet.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Kennedy
Title: President
Phone: (571) 748-4892
Email: joe.kennedy@echoridgenet.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Wright State University (WSU) propose to develop and evaluate novel performance enhancing signal processing algorithms enabled by dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based cognitive radio (CR) and GPS navigation functionality operating on a common software defined radio (SDR) platform in a cognitive network (CN) (Elemental SDR-hosted Cross Application Performance Enhancements, ESCAPE). We will exploit functionality and information traditionally present in each organic application to provide mutual-benefit through tightly coupling measurements in the multifunction common SDR-cognitive network context. ESCAPE benefits will include improved communications and reduced primary user (PU) interference performance for DSA radios, improved position, velocity and time (PVT) performance for GPS, and improved robustness to unintentional and intentional interference for both applications. The development and evaluation activities produce both a comprehensive trade space-based review of performance enhancing options, and a detailed evaluation of specific algorithms with the greatest technical merit. BENEFIT: Echo Ridge and partner Wright State University (WSU) propose to develop and evaluate novel performance enhancing signal processing algorithms enabled by dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based cognitive radio (CR) and GPS navigation functionality operating on a common software defined radio (SDR) platform in a cognitive network (CN) (Elemental SDR-hosted Cross Application Performance Enhancements, ESCAPE). We will exploit functionality and information traditionally present in each organic application to provide mutual-benefit through tightly coupling measurements in the multifunction common SDR-cognitive network context. ESCAPE benefits will include improved communications and reduced primary user (PU) interference performance for DSA radios, improved position, velocity and time (PVT) performance for GPS, and improved robustness to unintentional and intentional interference for both applications. The development and evaluation activities produce both a comprehensive trade space-based review of performance enhancing options, and a detailed evaluation of specific algorithms with the greatest technical merit.

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