[SatNews] GPS Source and Rockwell Collins have successfully demonstrated the ability of the Military-Code Ground-Based GPS Receiver Application Module (GB-GRAM-M) receiver card to fit within the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) Distributed Device (D3).
GPS Source and Rockwell Collins are the first to provide this capability for the M-code signal, which is one of the key elements in the modernization of military GPS capabilities. The initial fit checks confirm that the Rockwell Collins GB-GRAM-M Type II receiver fits within the volume of the D3 and is able to acquire, track and navigate using C/A, Y and M-code while enclosed in the unit. Initial testing also validated backwards compatibility of the IS-GPS-153 serial port interface of the GB-GRAM-M receiver.
GPS Source’s D3 supports new or retrofit programs integrating radio or communications equipment. It removes the burden of multiple SAASM GPS receivers or antennas. As a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module GPS router, it is designed to meet the U.S. Army’s DAGR Distributed Device (D3) performance requirements, mounted into an existing DAGR vehicle mount, utilizing standard DAGR accessories.
The Rockwell Collins GB-GRAM-M is the product of one of the MUE card development contracts, awarded by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The program is developing the next generation of GPS user equipment to include a new military signal and enhanced security architecture.
“These outstanding initial results confirm our confidence that the MGUE integration with the D3, when authorized to proceed, will be achieved in short order and with a very high probability of success,” said GPS Source Chief Executive Officer, Robert Horton.
Mike Jones, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins, said, “This demonstration paves the way for the D3 to incorporate the next-generation GPS capability that our GB-GRAM-M provides.”