FREQUENCY TRANSLATOR GPS SIGNAL RECEIVER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,900.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15991
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Structured Systems & Software
23141 Plaza Pointe Dr, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James E Danaher
Principal Investigator
(714) 830-3777
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE USE OF TRANSLATED OR TRANSDIGITIZED GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) SIGNALS IS A PROMISING METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PRECISE FLIGHT PATH OF AN ARTILLERY SPOTTER ROUND. THE PRIMARY ELEMENTS OF THE GPS ARTILLERY SPOTTER ROUND SYSTEM ARE A GPS TRANSLATOR OR TRANSDIGITIZER IN THE PROJECTILE FUSE AND A TRANSLATED/TRANSDIGITIZED GPS RECEIVER LOCATED AT THE FIRING PLATFORM. THIS SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE EACH FIRING PLATFORM WITH AN AUTONOMOUS MEANS OF PERFORMING REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER WITHOUT THE AID OF EITHER A FORWARD OBSERVER OR RADAR. ANOTHER IMPORTANT APPLICATION OF TRANSLATED/ TRANSDIGITIZED GPS IS IN THE TRACKING OF WEATHER RADIOSONDES. A TRANSDIGITIZED GPS RECEIVER WOULD USE THE TRANSDIGITIZED GPS SIGNAL TO COMPUTE THE POSITION OF THE RADIOSONDE. THE SPECIFIC TECHNICAL PROBLEM TO BE ADDRESSED DURING THE PROPOSED PHASE I CONTRACT IS TO DESIGN A TRANSLATED/TRANSDIGITZED GPS RECEIVER TO HANDLE BOTH THE ARTILLERY SPOTTER ROUND AND THE WEATHER RADIOSONDE APPLICATIONS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE, THIS TRANSLATED/TRANSDIGITIZED GPS RECEIVER WILL BE BASED ON EXISTING, FIELD-QUALIFIED MILITARY HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE.

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