TAG: Rockwell Collins

First GPS signal received 40 years ago today

July 19, 2017By

Working well after midnight on this day in 1977, a Rockwell Collins engineer named David Van Dusseldorp sat on the rooftop of a company building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adjusting an antenna every five minutes to receive a signal from the world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite known as NTS-2. Within a small window of time, the satellite was turned... read more

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ join on next-generation GNSS receivers

May 25, 2017By

Rockwell Collins and QinetiQ have signed a global alliance agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation, multi-constellation open-service and secure GNSS receivers. The effort will support the mission needs of military, government and critical national infrastructure. The family of receivers being developed will provide military, government and professional users the flexibility of selecting relevant GNSS capability to meet operational,... read more

Systron Donner awarded IMU contract for Boeing 777X

November 7, 2016By

Rockwell Collins has awarded a contract to Systron Donner Inertial (SDI) for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) needed for the new Boeing 777X Integrated Flight Control Electronics (IFCE) fly-by-wire system. The core of SDI’s solution is its SDI300 aviation-grade IMU, which delivers reliable high performance and stability over full temperature and vibration environments, the company said. The compact, low-power, high-quality... read more

Expert Opinions: New US FAA rule on UAVs

October 10, 2016By

Q: What is the single most important take-away from the new Federal Aviation Administration rule on UAVs?   A: This regulation brings some stability to industry looking to invest in UAS operations and should stimulate technology development that benefits all classes of UAS. This first step should also allow the FAA to turn their attention to the more compelling parts... read more

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Vulcano weapon system to fire with Rockwell Collins NavFire GPS

August 8, 2016By

Rockwell Collins is bringing its NavFire Precision Positioning Service (PPS) GPS to Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Vulcano family for naval and artillery applications. Derived from the field-proven 12-channel NavFire Precise Positioning Service GPS receiver, Rockwell Collins’ NavStrike military GPS offers high performance GPS for tightly coupled GPS/inertial navigation system (GPS/INS) integrations. “We have customized the NavFire receivers for the particular caliber of the ammunition, and... read more

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PNT Roundup: STOIC technology to augment or substitute for GPS

November 11, 2015By

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Rockwell Collins to develop technologies that could serve as a backup to GPS. The research, being conducted as part of DARPA’s Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Information in Contested Environments (STOIC) program, aims to reduce warfighter dependence on GPS for modern military operations. read more

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Rockwell Demonstrates Next-Gen Military Test Range System

October 29, 2015By

During the first week in September, Rockwell Collins completed Contractor Test and Evaluation flights at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). The demonstration included ground-to-air uplink of GPS correction messages and network services from multiple data-link towers. In cooperation with the CRIIS System Program Office (SPO), contractors and the University of Iowa Operator... read more

Rockwell wins DARPA Contract for GPS Backup Tech

October 13, 2015By

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technologies that could serve as a backup to GPS. The research, being conducted as part of DARPA’s Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Information in Contested Environments (STOIC) program, aims to reduce warfighter dependence on GPS for modern military operations. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell... read more

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