Miniature GPS Antenna System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,898.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-265-0093
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-265
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
APPLIED EM, INC.
24 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
782587406
Principal Investigator:
C. Reddy
President
(757) 224-2035
cjreddy@appliedem.com
Business Contact:
C. Reddy
President
(757) 224-2035
cjreddy@appliedem.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current anti Jam GPS antennas are approximately 14" in diameter making them too large for several platforms of interest such as unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles and fighter aircrafts. A modified version of this antenna array is significantly smaller in size (seven inch diameter) but incorporates only 4 antenna elements, thus, limiting its nulling capabilities under severe jamming conditions. To alleviate these limitations, Applied EM is proposing a miniature GPS antenna that would allow for anti-jamming capability (with 5 to 7 elements) to acquire accurate PVT (Position, Velocity and Time) in a hostile RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) environment. This will improve GPS reliability for situation awareness in battlefield scenarios and will further make GPS a viable solution for precision approach and landing. A second focus of our proposal is to enhance the antenna electronics using -time adaptive processing (STAP) or space-frequency adaptive processing (SFAP) with optimum performance.

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