L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) is launching its next-generation military GPS receiver at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition being held in Washington on 10-12 October.
L-3 IEC’s new receiver utilizes a Common GPS Module (CGM) that processes Precise Code, Course/Acquisition Code and next-generation M-Code signals. In addition, it provides a common security architecture with improved anti-jam and anti-spoof capabilities.
The modernized CGM is standard and backward-compatible, making it suitable for a variety of GPS receiver platforms. This standard module design helps eliminate the cost of developing custom modules for each individual application.
“The M-Code receiver is a significant achievement in modernized military navigation technology, as GPS receivers continue to be a critical tool in-theater,” said Ric Pozo, Vice President and general manager of navigation systems for L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation. “This latest advance provides the warfighter with a higher level of security in GPS-denied and GPS-challenged environments. L-3 IEC is proud to be a key supplier of such an important capability and continues to provide innovative military GPS solutions to our customers.”
In addition to the CGM, the new M-Code receiver will utilize a single System on Chip (SoC) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), which integrates Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM), GPS P/Y and C/A functions together with the new military M-Code signal, in a single, low-cost unit. The unit’s product security architecture supports the production of receivers and higher-level systems in unclassified production facilities, further lowering the final system cost. L-3 IEC is planning to produce the M-Code receiver in alternative, small form factors for precision weapons, handheld devices and unmanned systems.