22 Jul N224-131 – Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (pLEO) Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
Navy SBIR 22.4 – Topic N224-130
NAVWAR – Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
Opens: August 11, 2022 – Closes: September 13, 2022 (12:00pm est)
N224-131 TITLE: Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (pLEO) Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
OUSD (R&E) MODERNIZATION PRIORITY: Networked C3
TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Electronics; Sensors
OBJECTIVE: Develop navigation concepts using commercial Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations as signals of opportunity to provide accurate Global Positioning System (GPS)-independent positioning and precise timing with a positioning accuracy of less than 50 meters 3-D (Spherical) Position (95%), less than 6 meters/second velocity error (RMS per axis), and better than 50 nanosecond time transfer (95%) (threshold).
Objective performance requirements are less than 10 meters, less than 3 meters/second, and better than 20 nanosecond time transfer.