Rockwell Collins advances next-generation GPS by tracking new military signal
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 6 Feb. 2010. Rockwell Collins achieved live satellite M Code tracking with its new Global Position System (GPS) receiver for the Modernized User Equipment (MUE) program.
The MUE receiver card development program, awarded to Rockwell Collins by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), is developing the military user equipment portion of the next-generation GPS system that incorporates a new military signal and security architecture. The new technology offers enhanced integrity, exclusivity, and improved anti-jam capabilities.
M Code, which stands for Military Code, is a key element in the modernization of military GPS. While it is transmitted on the same L1 and L2 frequencies used by the legacy P(Y) Code, it will improve the security of military GPS.