Company Profile

Coherent Navigation Inc
Profile last edited on: 11/9/18            CAGE: 53Z44

High-precision GPS solutions for iridium navigation and GPS security
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

1800 Gateway Drive Suite 160
San Mateo, CA 94404
   (650) 425-7118
Location: Single
Congr. District: 14
County: San Mateo

Public Profile

In May 2015, it was announced that Apple had acquired Coherent Navigation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Coherent Navigation Inc develops advanced satellite navigation hardware and software that brings precise, secure, robust positioning, timing, and communication solutions to. The firm has experience with precision navigation, differential GPS, hardware and software radio design, radio navigation, ionospheric physics, target tracking and sensor fusion, autonomous navigation and robotics, satellite mission operations and hardware development, and real-time embedded software development. The firm has developed solutions such as GPS + Iridium navigation, which uses navigation and timing techniques to deliver location-based services and information. The firm has a focus on the security of civil GPS receivers by closing security holes that threaten the world’s financial interests and critical infrastructure.

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Privately Held
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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2014 1 Army $99,841
Project Title: Simultaneous Assured Navigation and oPportunistic Intelligent Positioning Receiver (SANDPIPR)
2014 1 Navy $79,925
Project Title: Versatile Unmanned Ultra Tightly Coupled Receiver (VULTURE)
2014 2 DHS $1,098,127
Project Title: GPS EMitter LOCalization (GEMLOC)
2013 2 Navy $673,054
Project Title: EMitter LOCcator (EMLOC) System for Emitter Detection and Localization

Key People / Management

  William J Bencze -- Co-founder, Vice President, Engineering

  Robert W Brumley -- Vice President, Operations

  Clark Cohen -- Executive Chairman

  Jonathan Diamond -- Senior Development Engineer

  Brent M Ledvina -- Vice President, Business Development

  Paul Lego -- Chief Executive Officer

  Isaac T Miller -- Chief Technology Officer