Assured PNT Inside Military Ground Vehicles Using D3
Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has become an integral part of Mission Command systems and military ground vehicle architectures. It plays an important role in the successful execution of tactical missions. The term “GPS” conveys positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) data, data that is essential in virtually every modern weapon system. Precision timing provides joint forces the capability to synchronize operations and communications. PNT also enables precision attack from stand-off distances, reducing collateral damage and allowing friendly forces to avoid threat areas.
Applications for the GLI-FLO PNT Hub
One decade of persistent conflict has yielded significant advances in communications and battlefield management tools fielded by US and allied forces. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has been implemented in areas never previously envisioned, including tactical radios, laptop computers, laser range finders, and smart phones. The introduction of SAASM capability in the early ‘90’s significantly reduced the threat of spoofing or jamming of the GPS frequencies, further enabling these beneficial applications.
GPS retransmission systems have successfully been utilized in combat since 2004 to provide live wireless signals to commercial and military GPS receivers inside volumes where a clear view of the sky is unavailable. Successful examples include military free fall (MFF), precision aerial resupply (JPADS), air and ground assault, and ground vehicle patrols (DAGR, Land Warrior). GPS retransmission systems have been successfully employed on a range of platforms, including C-130, C-17, CH-47, MH-60, HMMWV, Stryker, Bradley, and more.