Accession Number:

AD1011921

Title:

Anti-Jam GPS Antennas for Wearable Dismounted Soldier Navigation Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,30 Sep 2015

Corporate Author:

US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

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Report Date:

2016-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Approaches for the design and fabrication of a wearable anti-jam global positioning system GPS antenna are explored to support accurate and uninterrupted position, navigation, and timing information for the dismounted Soldier. The state of the art for anti-jam GPS antenna technology is presented, including GPS antenna element and array designs, and algorithms for jammer mitigation, and the candidate technologies best fit for wearable anti-jam GPS systems are identified. Potential materials and fabrication methods that are most amenable to wearable anti-jam GPS antennas are explored, including textile-integrated embodiments and externally mountedremovable embodiments. Early measured results for a variety of textile-integrated carbon nanotube thread antennas are presented in order to explore the feasibility of applying bulk carbon nanotube materials to wearable anti-jam GPS antenna designs.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE