April 11th, 2011
Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech recently entered into a SBIR Phase I contract with the U.S. Navy to develop an anti-Jam GPS algorithm for rotorcraft platforms. PaneraTech, in partnership with The Ohio State University –ElectroScience Laboratory, proposed an advanced beamforming/null steering algorithm that provides high navigation accuracy in the presence of rotor blade modulation of the satellite signals and the interfering signals. “While undertaking this research, we will investigate various, adaptive weighting algorithms for rotorcraft mounted GPS antenna arrays and determine the most optimal algorithm that will maintain or improve C/N for satellite signals, and minimal antenna induced biases or calibration of antenna induced biases in the presence of rotor blade jammer reflection and modulation of GPS satellite signal,” CEO& Chief Technology Officer of PaneraTech, Dr. Bayram said.
As a result of this program, PaneraTech, Inc. envisions an advanced beamforming/null steering algorithm that provides the desired navigation accuracy in the presence of rotor blade modulation of the satellite signals and the incident interfering signals. Dr. Bayram noted that “our technology has a significant potential for manned and unmanned rotorcrafts as Precise Position, Navigation and Timekeeping (PNT) are the backbone of modern battlefield because it enables the war fighter to cooperatively identify and engage targets, avoid enemy threats, manage forces, perform precise weapons delivery, and significantly improve the overall performance of various imaging sensors. Global Position System (GPS) has become the system of choice for precise PNT and this program will improve the precision and accuracy of GPS systems on rotorcrafts. ”
For further questions regarding this technology, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.