Posted by John McHaleCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 8 Oct. 2010. Rockwell Collins completed two major milestones in the Modernized User Equipment (MUE) receiver development program that will bring next-generation global positioning system (GPS) technology to military users. The company completed Ground-Based GPS Receiver Application Module-Military-code (GB-GRAM-M) receiver formal qualification testing and delivered receiver cards to support U.S. Air Force GPS Wing developmental testing. Rockwell Collins also acquired and maintained track of the M-code signal being broadcast from the first GPS Block IIF series satellite in orbit using the GB-GRAM-M receiver. During testing, the receiver was commanded to perform several direct acquisitions of the M-code signal and commanded to track M-code on L1 and L2 frequencies. "This delivery introduces unprecedented levels of security and power efficiency in GPS receiver technology," says Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Precision Strike and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. "All GPS receivers will eventually rely on M-code, so our role in modernizing user equipment is key to our continued leadership in GPS technology." The goal of the MUE program is to develop GPS receiver technology that incorporates the new military signal and security architecture for enhanced integrity, exclusivity and improved anti-jam capabilities. Rockwell Collins is working to provide warfighters with a more secure and accurate GPS receiver, increasing mission effectiveness and safety. The next step for Rockwell Collins will involve participating in the proposal for the Military GPS User Equipment program, which leverages Rockwell Collins' MUE experience.