Non-Planar GPS Receiving Antenna

Period of Performance: 08/01/2005 - 05/31/2006

$70K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

JEM Engineering, LLC
8683 Cherry Lane Array
Laurel, MD 20707
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Arizona State University
660 South Mil Avenue, Suite 312
Tempe, AZ 85287
Institution POC

Abstract

Research is proposed into the use of non-planar geometries for anti-jam GPS receiving antennas. The global positioning system (GPS) is an essential tool for military navigation. Unfortunately, GPS receivers are vulnerable to jamming, which can severely degrade performance, resulting in a need for anti-jam technologies to protect GPS receiving systems. Concept feasibility will be assessed by modeling and evaluating Combined Radiation Pattern Antennas (CRPAs) with cylindrical and spherical geometries, and comparing the null-forming performance of these antennas to a planar baseline antenna.