Patents by Inventor Jeff M. Horslund

Jeff M. Horslund has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7671792
    Abstract: A global positioning system receiver with a system and method for parallel synchronization. The novel receiver includes a correlator having plural demodulator channels for receiving a signal from a first satellite, and a processor for processing the signal from the first satellite using a plurality of the channels. The processor includes a parallel synchronization process for synchronizing the receiver with the signal. In an illustrative embodiment, the processor is adapted to instruct the plurality of channels to track the signal from the first satellite in parallel, each channel using a different timing hypothesis. Only the channel determined to have the correct timing is retained for tracking the satellite. For the first satellite only, the processor also demodulates the hand-over word and determines a GPS transmit time. The parallel synchronization process is then repeated for subsequent satellites in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Barron, Jeff M. Horslund
  • Patent number: 7071871
    Abstract: A low power GPS tracking system. The novel system includes a first circuit adapted to collect samples of a signal for a first predetermined length of time and in accordance therewith generate an output signal, and a second circuit for cyclically powering on the first circuit for the first predetermined length of time and powering off the first circuit, or a portion thereof, for a second predetermined length of time. In an illustrative embodiment, the first circuit includes a receiver adapted to receive a GPS signal and output GPS data samples, and a processor adapted to calculate a navigation solution from the GPS data samples using an integrate and dump signal processing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeff M. Horslund, Kenneth S. Barron, Bernard J. Gil, Christopher D. Collinvitti
  • Patent number: 5983160
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing jamming immunity in a GPS/INS system. The system includes a signal processor for receiving and down-converting GPS signals to a baseband frequency to provide I and Q (sine and cosine) signals. An integrate and dump operation is performed on the I and Q signals to provide GPS range and range rate residuals which are uncorrelated from sample to sample. A Kalman filter estimates navigation state corrections from the GPS range and range rate residuals. A NAV function, responsive to the output of the Kalman filter and range error and velocity error signals, provides guidance information and signals for correcting at least one of earth centered earth fixed (ECEF) position, velocity, initial attitude and IMU alignment states which are dynamically calculated from the range and range rate measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeff M. Horslund, Jonathan R. Hooker