Chronos to speak on GPS Retransmission at DSEi 2011 on 14 September 2011
GPS Retransmission: enhancing the situational awareness, survivability and mission effectiveness for combat troops, in particular Special Forces and reconnaissance units when embarked on vehicles
Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK, 16 August 2011, Chronos Technology is delivering a presentation on GPS Retransmission at DSEi 2011 at ExCel, London on Wednesday 14 September at 16:00 in Theatre One.
When forces are embarked on combat vehicles, the equipment they carry to enable execution of the mission is hampered by the lack of GPS (and other satellite navigation signals) within the vehicle. This presentation details a solution to that problem and a method to enhance mission effectiveness and survivability of the combat soldier.
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology such as GPS is increasingly being used in many different military applications beyond navigation. For instance, soldiers can use GPS to enhance situational awareness on the battlefield with systems such as the Dismounted Soldier System (DSS). GPS applications for airborne soldiers provide guidance to the drop zone in night or inclement weather operations. In the case of airdrop systems GPS guidance receivers provide navigation and steering commands to guide the payload to the drop zone. GPS-enabled asset tracking may also provide current position and status of high-value assets, such as VIPs or weapons for example. In training applications, GPS technology may be used to track the participating assets, scoring the exercise and enabling a far more instructive debrief.
In all of the examples above, and in many other GPS-enabled military applications, it frequently becomes necessary for these GPS receivers to operate in locations where the GPS signals are normally not available such as inside ground vehicles or within combat air transport, reducing awareness, effectiveness and survivability.
GPS Retransmission (or GPS Repeating) makes live GPS signals available to GPS receivers (handheld, mobile or fixed) at locations where the signals are otherwise not available.
Proven applications include the following:
- In the crew compartment of a military vehicle
- In the cargo compartment of a military aircraft
- In the garage or hangar bay of a military maintenance facility
- In the final assembly stage of a military equipment manufacturer
Situational awareness, survivability and mission effectiveness are all improved by the use of this technology and this presentation will detail how.
The presentation will be delivered by Andy Proctor MA, FInstSMM, MRIN, Divisional Manager GNSS Applications & Solutions with Chronos. Andy served in the UK Military for 12 years in engineering roles, the following 12 years being heavily involved in GPS, military and civilian. Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Sales & Management and is a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation.
About Chronos Technology
Chronos is a UK specialist technology company in the field of position, navigation and timing. Chronos supply GNSS (GPS) products from receivers for all application types including covert tracking, avionics, and embedded systems to test equipment (simulators) and GNSS infrastructure (antennas, splitters, repeaters) for the distribution of GNSS RF signals into sensitive environments, including military systems. Chronos has developed a range of bespoke GPS timing products for time and frequency synchronisation in power and communication systems and is leading the Technology Strategy Board part-funded SENTINEL programme. Established in 1986, Chronos is also the UK leader in time and timing for fixed and mobile telecoms. For more information visit www.chronos.co.uk and www.gps-world.biz
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