Precision Guidance

Raytheon Completes International Delivery of Enhanced Paveway II GBU-50

May 9, 2013By

Raytheon Company has completed delivery of more than 200 Paveway GBU-50 guidance kits to a European partner. The GBU-50 provides the 2,000-pound MK-84 or the BLU-109 penetrator with all-weather GPS navigation combined with precision terminal laser guidance. A full range of selectable terminal impact angles combined with a mature combat-proven, height-of-burst maximizes the capabilities of both the MK-84 and BLU-109.... read more

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Locata Tests Lead to Air Force Contract for Non-GPS Positioning System

December 12, 2012By
Google Earth depiction of the USAF LocataNet test bed deployed at the White Sands Missile Range.

Locata Corporation today announced the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has signed a sole-source, multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to install the U.S. military’s first revolutionary ground-based LocataNet positioning system at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The USAF will field Locata’s new technology for extremely accurate “reference truth” positioning across a vast area of White Sands when GPS is... read more

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L-3 Demonstrates TruTrak Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver

August 10, 2012By

  L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) conducted an operational demonstration of its new TruTrak Evolution (TTE) Type II Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference, held last week in Las Vegas. The demonstration highlighted the new TruTrak receiver’s multi-use capabilities as a high-performing Ground-Based GPS Receiver Applications Module (GB-GRAM) for use on... read more

Augmented Reality for Precision Navigation: Enhancing Performance in High-Stress Operations

June 1, 2012By
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Augmented reality delivers two important military capabilities to the warfighter: situational awareness and precision piloting capabilities, both key to survival on the battlefield. Look-ahead drive-to-position, based on accurate GPS positions, extends the importance of GPS to high-speed operation or very close maneuvering situations where humans cannot cycle through a chart or map display, then place themselves in the real world to make maneuvering decisions. read more

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NovAtel, L-3 Interstate Electronics Partner on Civil RTK and SAASM Receiver Card

May 30, 2012By

NovAtel Inc. today announced the development of its OEM625S Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GNSS receiver, a collaborative effort between NovAtel and L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC). System integrators have come to rely on the centimeter-level positioning accuracy made possible with real-time kinematic (RTK) commercial GPS receivers. Many authorized defense customers rely on access to the Precise Positioning Service (PPS)... read more

Unmanned Air Systems: Precision Navigation for Critical Operations

March 1, 2012By

An alternative precision GPS architecture, Precision RELNAV, enables an airborne tanker plane and a Navy unmanned combat aircraft to navigate independently to a high degree of precision without requiring carrier-cycle ambiguity resolution using precision GPS ephemeris updates to a tightly coupled GPS/inertial solution onboard each aircraft. The solution rivals that of conventional relative kinematic techniques while providing more robust positioning that reduces message traffic between aircraft and does not require a long filtering time. read more

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Mitigation for Missiles: Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Tracking Loops Cope with Interference

June 1, 2011By
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A fuzzy tracking system performs as a narrow bandwidth tracking system in terms of noise reduction, and a wide bandwidth tracking system in terms of dynamic response, overcoming the contradiction between receiver bandwidth requirements using classical tracking techniques for either noise reduction or dynamic tracking. read more

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Make Every Shot Count

August 1, 2006By

GPS technology helped the U.S. Air Force take out al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi in a June 8 airstrike. read more

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