The U.S. Air Force’s next-generation Military-code GPS signal was put to the test this week in a jamming environment.
The receiver, from Raytheon Company, passed the aforementioned test with flying colors, according to a release.
In a recent test, the Raytheon-built Miniaturized Airborne GPS Receiver 2000 (MAGR2K) maintained GPS satellite tracking and provided accurate navigation at jamming levels far exceeding technical requirements. The MAGR2K was integrated with the Raytheon Advanced Digital Antenna Production (ADAP) system and equipped with a specialized M-code receiver card.
M-code receivers are required to provide significantly improved position, navigation, and timing performance based on the advanced GPS satellite signal. As part of the semi-annual NAVFEST exercise at White Sands Missile Range, Raytheon showcased the ease with which its M-code receiver card integrated into the MAGR2K, leveraging all the advantages of the M-code signal.
“This is the first time an M-code receiver card has been successfully tested in an avionics GPS receiver,” Sharon Black, Director of Raytheon’s GPS & Navigation Systems organization, said in a statement. “These results provide the Air Force with a clear path forward for fielding M-code capable GPS receivers.”
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