System for Precision Direction-Finding, Anti-Jam and Anti-Spoof

Period of Performance: 08/13/2015 - 01/09/2016

$150K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Array
Goleta, CA 93117
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Cornell University
426 Phillips Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Institution POC

Abstract

Assured position, navigation and time (PNT) require constant vigilance against intentional and unintentional sources of coherent and non-coherent interference. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is especially vulnerable to attacks and must be defended through electronic protection (EP) measures such as anti-jam (AJ) and anti-spoof (AS). The proposed effort will design and demonstrate GPS-based attitude (GPS/A) determination algorithms in conjunction with algorithms for direction-finding (DF), anti-jam, spoof detection and mitigation, and demonstrate those algorithms with real-time embedded hardware. At the conclusion of the Phase I effort Toyon will demonstrate the DF/AJ/AS and GPS/A performance of a brassboard system under the presence of both coherent and non-coherent sources of interference with minimal phase distortions to the received GPS signal. The demonstration results will be used to design a prototype system that will be developed, fabricated, and demonstrated under operational conditions during the Phase II effort.