GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor (GAMMA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: F112-065-2396
Amount: $748,693.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-065
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
5777 Central Avenue, Suite 221, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 601975803
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoffrey Crowley
 President / Chief Scienti
 (210) 834-3475
Business Contact
 Geoffrey Crowley
Title: President / Chief Scienti
Phone: (210) 834-3475
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Ionospheric scintillation and TEC are required by the IORD. We propose a GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor ("GAMMA") that makes measurements of Ionospheric scintillation and TEC. GAMMA will be remotely deployable, such as on an ocean buoy or in a battlefield. It will send data to the user via the Iridium satellite network in near real-time. GAMMA will make use of ASTRA"s existing Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensor (CASES) GPS software receiver design, with significant reductions in size, weight and power, and the addition of solar panels and battery for extended autonomous remote operation. Deliverables include a prototype GAMMA for remote operation on land, and a buoy-ready system. Software and documentation will also be provided. We anticipate a broad customer base, including Department of Defense agencies as well as researchers in the field of space weather, both commercial and educational. BENEFIT: The IORD requirements specify TEC and scintillation.. GPS data are generally not available from remote or ocean locations. GAMMA will provide remote autonomous operation, and will provide a high accuracy low cost solution for global monitoring.

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