Iowa, US: The Office of Naval Research, US, has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop technology to locate and classify an adversary’s attempts to interfere with GPS signals and disrupt military operations.
“This programme will help assure that essential high-accuracy navigation and timekeeping services are available to weapons platforms and military users while enabling soldiers to identify potential threats,” said John Borghese, Vice-President, Rockwell Collins Advanced Technology Center. “This contract award further validates Rockwell Collins industry leading position as an innovator of GPS technology,” he added.
The three-year contract for the Modernised Integrated Spoofer Tracking (MIST) programme calls for Rockwell Collins to develop technology and prototype system concepts to detect and locate the sources of transmitted signals that are intended to disrupt the soldier’s ability to navigate and communicate. In the first year, Rockwell Collins will develop advanced algorithms. During the second and third years, the company will conduct, validate and refine the capability through lab testing and demonstrations.