GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor (GAMMA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$748,693.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-13-C-0035
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-065-2396
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-065
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
5777 Central Avenue, Suite 221, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
601975803
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Crowley
President / Chief Scienti
(210) 834-3475
gcrowley@astraspace.net
Business Contact:
Geoffrey Crowley
President / Chief Scienti
(210) 834-3475
gcrowley@astraspace.net
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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