ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – An Army office seeks to make sure position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems can work together in far-flung environments where GPS is either blocked by adversaries or just not available. Breaking Defense reports. Continue reading original article
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15 Nov. 2021 -- Scientists at the Army’s C5ISR Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are developing what they call PNTOS -- software that enables engineers to add or take out PNT sensors at will.
At its core, PNTOS is an application programming interface (API) that connects disparate software programs that don't speak the same language. Experts at the C5ISR Center has developed a reference code that complies with the PNTOS specification as an example for developers.
PNTOS should be mature enough for others to use by the end of December. It's an example of how the military wants to use open-systems standards in the future. The C5ISR Center also has also worked on a hardware box into which soldiers can insert cards with networking capabilities that meets the C5ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS).
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