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Raytheon GPS passes Air Force jamming test

Jul. 17, 2014
 
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The open architecture design of MAGR 2000-S24 allows modernization and upgrade of GPS functional capabilities through the simple replacement of a single electronics module. ()

The Air Force has successfully tested its next-generation GPS system in a jamming environment.

Raytheon's Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver 2000 (MAGR2K) maintained GPS satellite tracking and provided accurate navigation despite the jamming. The MAGR2K was integrated with the Raytheon Advanced Digital Antenna Production system and equipped with a specialized M-code receiver card.

"This is the first time an M-code receiver card has been successfully tested in an avionics GPS receiver," said Sharon Black, director of Raytheon's GPS & navigation systems unit, in a company statement. "These results provide the Air Force with a clear path forward for fielding M-code capable GPS receivers."

M-code receivers are required to provide significantly improved position, navigation, and timing performance based on the advanced GPS satellite signal. "The innovative MAGR2K design is backward and forward compatible," Black said. "This compatibility enables easy and cost-effective upgrades to M-code technology for existing military aircraft without having to replace the entire GPS receiver."

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