L-3 Interstate Electronics Demonstrates of New TruTrak Evolution Type II SAASM GPS Receiver at AUVSI
August 8, 2012
L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) will conduct an operational demonstration of its new TruTrak Evolution (TTE) Type II Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receiver at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference taking place this week (August 6–9, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The demonstration will highlight the new TruTrak receiver’s multi-use capabilities as a high-performing Ground-Based GPS Receiver Applications Module (GB-GRAM) for use on UAS platforms and precision weapons.
According to IEC, the TTE offers native inertial measurement unit (IMU) and external oscillator interfaces, user processor, reconfigurable input/output (I/O) and front end, and an easy roadmap for migration from SAASM to NextGen GPS YMCA modernized technology.
The TTE Type II architecture supports integration of multiple sensors to simplify all-source navigation solutions for GPS-denied environments, the company says, allowing developers to integrate new sensors without a hardware change, while maintaining core GPS receiver performance.
“The TTE Type II highlights L-3 IEC’s integrated SAASM/NextGen GPS M-Code roadmap, providing another innovative path in the development of a Common GPS Module,” said Ric Pozo, general manager and vice president of navigation systems at L-3 IEC. “It allows SAASM-based P(Y) and modernized YMCA multichip modules to share a common circuit card assembly, making this a very flexible solution for drop-in GPS receiver replacement and low-risk integration.”
L-3's TTE Type II provides features required by multiple applications, including a small form factor, high performance, and both passive and active antennas. The TTE Type II adopts the common GB-GRAM Type II electrical and physical interfaces, but with expandable I/O to support a wide range of requirements for ground, air, weapon and projectile needs.
More information about L-3’s new TruTrak Type II can be found on the company’s website.
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