TAG: GPS Directorate

Directions 2017: GPS navigates the future

December 2, 2016By
Col. Whitney with the Green Monster, mascot of the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate.

I’m proud to be a part of the accomplishments of the men and women of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning System Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. The year has been extremely challenging, but looking back on 2016, we have taken real steps forward to modernize the GPS Enterprise and the way... read more

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Talen-X gets GPS Directorate security approval for BroadSim

November 2, 2016By
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Talen-X has been given security approval by the GPS Directorate, allowing BroadSim to create and process Y-Code while in a classified environment. BroadSim is a software-defined GNSS simulator that enables users to easily model true and spoofed signals. BroadSim was developed to simplify advanced jamming and spoofing scenarios with Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) testing in mind. BroadSim supports high dynamics, advanced... read more

Mayflower awarded defense MGUE contract for GPS receiver modernization

May 16, 2016By
The Mayflower NavAssure 125a GPS receiver.

Mayflower Communications Company Inc. will develop a small security-certifiable GPS module for the United States Air Force’s Modernized GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Program. Mayflower was awarded a Phase III SGUE (Small GPS User Equipment) contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored by the Space and Missile Systems Center/GPS Directorate (SMC/GPSD). Under the contract, the company will develop a small SWaP (Size,... read more

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Directions 2016: GPS — dedicated to excellence

December 15, 2015By
Col. Steve Whitney, director, Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Directorate.

The year 2015 was an exciting one to assume leadership of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate. I’ve witnessed the men and women of our team accomplish some amazing things, across all of our efforts to modernize the constellation, and would like to take a moment to share our progress over the past year and set the vision for 2016 as we remain dedicated to excellence. read more

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First GPS III Satellite Ready for Harsh Environment Testing

May 4, 2015By
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Using a 10-ton crane, Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians gently lowered the system module of the U.S. Air Force’s first next generation GPS III satellite into place over its propulsion core, successfully integrating the two into one space vehicle. The April systems integration event brought together several major fully functional satellite components. The system module includes the navigation payload, which... read more

What Is a Brigadier? And as a GPS User, Why Do I Care?

January 22, 2015By
Col. William Cooley, Director, U.S.A.F. Global Positioning Systems Directorate.

This is the story we ran in GPS World magazine just moments after the announcement was made that Colonel William Cooley, Ph.D., director of the GPS Directorate, was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. Senate for appointment to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force (USAF). Colonel William Cooley, director of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate, has... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2014: Spirent Communications

October 2, 2014By

John Pottle from Spirent Communications details the company’s GSS9000 RF constellation simulator at the 2014 ION GNSS+ Conference September 9-12 in Tampa, Florida. Spirent Federal’s GSS9000 RF constellation simulator has been reviewed and granted security approval by the Global Positioning Systems Directorate. read more

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Spirent Simulator Granted Security Approval by GPS Directorate

September 15, 2014By
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Spirent Federal Systems, a U.S. provider of positioning, navigation and timing test solutions to the government and its contractors, announces that its GSS9000 RF constellation simulator has been reviewed and granted security approval by the GPS Directorate. Higher dynamic simulations with more accuracy and fidelity are enabled by 1000-Hz (1 ms) System Iteration Rate — a four-fold increase over Spirent’s current GSS8000 product — zero inter-channel bias... read more