GPS-Denied Positioning Using Networked Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0137
Agency Tracking Number: F131-063-0218
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-063
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600, Honolulu, HI, -
DUNS: 144540283
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Harbin
 Senior Digital Systems Engineer
 (808) 531-3017
 dharbin@oceanit.COM
Business Contact
 Ken Cheung
Title: Science&Technology Manager
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Email: kcheung@OCEANIT.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal is for the development of a novel algorithm to utilize commercially available signals of opportunity (SoOP) received by several participating cooperative nodes to derive the location of those nodes. The use of multiple transceiver devices within a network possessing the capability to receive and transmit radio/TV signals can enable a new method of positioning and navigation. Synchronization of the receiver nodes or of the commercial broadcast towers is not necessary for this method to be effective, thereby opening up an existing planet-wide resource with an established and ubiquitous infrastructure to be used for localization. BENEFIT: First responders operating in a disaster area will benefit from the proposed system.

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