Toyon’s MTP-Predict solution delivers predictive analytics to enhance the Navy’s ability to detect, track, and identify surface vessels in littoral waterways. The data-driven technology automatically learns motion patterns from available surveillance data – such as archived radar tracks or automatic identification system (AIS) reports – and delivers high-fidelity surface vessel motion predictions at long time horizons. The targeted applications include automatic target tracking, sensor resource management, and mission planning for platforms that surveil littoral waterways with dense and diverse surface traffic; including the P-8A (Poseidon) and unmanned helicopters. Feasibility was demonstrated through extensive analysis using simulated surveillance data, while prototype development and validation are currently underway. Toyon Research Corporation is a nationally recognized small business performing both technology development and defense systems analysis.
Demonstration of a Local Carrier-Based Precision Approach and Landing System (LC-PALS)
Toyon’s Adaptive eLORAN-aided Positioning and Timing (ADEPT) system provides all-weather GPS-denied navigation capabilities with centimeter-level accuracy for local carrier-landing applications and meter-level accuracy for global missions. Local, high-precision performance is enabled by novel transmitters with LPI/LPD waveforms, while a software-defined radio receiver provides global GPS-like navigation capabilities. The ADEPT technology leverages Toyon’s advanced positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions for cost, size, weight and power (C-SWAP) constrained platforms, which include manned and unmanned vehicles. The technology provides both local precision and global accuracy for virtually every platform that requires precise PNT performance under GPS-denied and anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) conditions. Technology feasibility was demonstrated through extensive analysis and simulation, while a real-time demonstration of the transmitter and receiver hardware in a relevant environment is currently underway.
The Virtual Environment for Radio Frequency Interference Testing (VERFIT) joins two products, a software simulator and a hardware emulator, offering unprecedented comprehensive virtual communications for next generation mobile, multi-protocol, wideband, tactical radios and software defined waveforms spanning large dynamic operational ranges. The Scenario-Based Tactical Radio Channel Simulator, currently integrated in SPAWAR’s Combined Testbed (CTB), places radios in a virtual context producing signal path attenuation, delay, and Doppler fading. The Scalable Wideband Impairment Propagation Emulator (SWIPE) couples directly with radios under test to offer a virtual operational environment. VERFIT supports geo-specific development and operational testing (DT&OT). Toyon provides software analytics and radio frequency hardware systems for DoD customers, including MIDS JTRS to support RDT&E in a virtual setting. Our goal is to be a long-term solution provider for RDT&E labs and industry.