Autonomous Satellite Navigation System

Reference#: P01443

This invention is an autonomous navigation system for an orbital platform incorporating a global positioning system based navigation device optimized for low-Earth orbit and medium-Earth orbit applications including a 12 channel, GPS tracking application-specific integrated circuit operating in concert with a computer system implementing an extended Kalman filter and orbit propagator which autonomously generates estimates of position, velocity and time to enable planning, prediction and execution of event-based commanding of mission operations.

Patent Status: U.S. patent(s) 6,608,589; 6859170 issued.


Dr. G. R. Jacobovitz
Phone: (443) 778-9899