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Differential emitter geolocation

United States Patent

August 18, 2015
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An unknown location of a transmitter of interest is determined based on wireless signals transmitted by both the transmitter of interest and a reference transmitter positioned at a known location. The transmitted signals are received at a plurality of non-earthbound platforms each moving in a known manner, and phase measurements for each received signal are used to determine the unknown location.
Mason; John J. (Albuquerque, NM), Romero; Louis A. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 667,594
November 2, 2012
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.