Raytheon Company was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a miniaturized GPS navigator with an adaptive anti- jam (A/J) capability for the Miniature Navigator Demonstration (MIND) program. Under the $6.9 million program research and development contract, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems will design and demonstrate a smaller, lighter, and more cost effective weapon navigator system that is capable of operating in a dynamic, high-speed flight environment against various GPS jammer threats. It will combine an integrated 24-channel GPS receiver, a state-of-the-art inertial measurement unit, adaptive processing algorithms, and A/J front end hardware that will be compatible with the future GPS M-code satellite signals. This development will build on Raytheon’s proven success on AFRL’s current Advanced GPS Inertial Navigation Technology (AGINT) program.
“Raytheon’s AGINT technology has already been transitioned into our Digital Anti-jam Receiver product, which is suitable for aircraft and cruise missile applications,” said David Lewis, GPS technologies manager for Raytheon Precision Guidance Systems. “Under the MIND program, Raytheon is developing a highly innovative miniaturized digital adaptive A/J design for inclusion in smaller munitions and weapons systems.”
Precision Guidance Systems, an organization within Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business, designs and develops integrated navigation systems for weapons, avionics, and handheld applications. PGS is the industry leader in GPS anti-jam solutions, including analog and digital adaptive antenna systems and ultra-tight coupled GPS/INS systems. PGS also manufactures GPS Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) receivers.