Collins readies GPS device for artillery shell guidance

Engineers at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, finished testing a global positioning system (GPS) inside an experimental 155-millimeter artillery shell. The tests, which Rockwell specialists collaborated with the United Kingdom Defense Evaluation and Research Agency, demonstrated the GPS` ability to acquire and track satellite signals while mounted in a spin-stabilized shell. Collins joins Interstate Electronics of Anaheim, Calif., in GPS devices fast and rugged enough for artillery applic

Dec 1st, 1999

Engineers at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, finished testing a global positioning system (GPS) inside an experimental 155-millimeter artillery shell. The tests, which Rockwell specialists collaborated with the United Kingdom Defense Evaluation and Research Agency, demonstrated the GPS` ability to acquire and track satellite signals while mounted in a spin-stabilized shell. Collins joins Interstate Electronics of Anaheim, Calif., in GPS devices fast and rugged enough for artillery applications. The experimental projectile is called the Low Cost Course Correction Module — otherwise known as LCCCM. — J.K.

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