BAE Systems had one patent in connectivity during Q1 2024. BAE Systems Plc has developed a navigation system that utilizes an embedded software defined radio (SDR) to process communication signals containing timing data in combination with GPS signals to calculate position and navigation data. The system includes a GPS receiver, SDR, and system timer all integrated into an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC). GlobalData’s report on BAE Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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BAE Systems had no grants in connectivity as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Navigation system with embedded software defined radio (Patent ID: US20240103182A1)

The patent filed by BAE Systems Plc describes a navigation system that utilizes an embedded software-defined radio (SDR) in combination with a global positioning system (GPS) receiver to calculate position and navigation data. The system includes a system timer to provide a common time base for synchronization between the GPS receiver and the SDR. The SDR processes communication signals containing timing data and calculates the position and navigation data based on a combination of these signals and the GPS data. The SDR includes various components such as a data timestamping circuit, a signal detection co-processor, a fast Fourier transform (FFT) co-processor, and multiple processor cores for different functions.

The claims associated with the patent detail the specific components and functionalities of the navigation system, including the grouping of IQ data blocks, signal detection capabilities, FFT processing, and the use of processor cores for different tasks. The patent also covers a computer program product and a method for communication and navigation that follow similar processes as the navigation system. The method includes providing a common time base, acquiring and tracking GPS signals, processing communication signals, and calculating position and navigation data. Overall, the patent focuses on the integration of SDR technology with GPS systems to enhance navigation capabilities.

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