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Gamma Duel Frequency GPS Receiver for Space Weather Monitoring

Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC, CO, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

ASTRA’s dual frequency GPS receiver is a low size, weight, and power solution for real-time monitoring of the geospace from remote locations and unmanned marine vehicles. This is the first receiver in the market that can provide accurate TEC and GPS phase scintillation measurements from moving platforms.

Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 9

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Accurate TEC and GPS scintillation measurements from moving platforms, including unmanned marine vehicles/buoys.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

Showcase Booth #: 4M

Website: www.astraspace.net

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This technology was part of an Air Force SBIR Phase I & II ($150k, + $750k; 2013/2yrs) to develop the follow on from successful Phase III commercial “CASES GPS Space Weather Monitor” – a next-generation, advanced light-weight, low-power, autonomous, GPS-based ionospheric monitor called GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor (GAMMA). This project is being considered for Phase III funding.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners