The U.S. Army‘s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center will use a system-of-systems approach to develop new positioning, navigation and timing strategies for mounted platforms, dismounted soldiers, anti-jam antennas and pseudolites.
CERDEC said April 28 CERDEC’s command, power and integration directorate looks to apply the Assured PNT approach to address warfighter requirements through an integrated, configurable system.
“Some sensors and technologies are better suited for certain missions and environments, but if we integrate these sensors and technologies, we achieve the best combination that will address various environments and provide the best solution at all times,” said Charlie Miller, CERDEC CP&ID PNT division chief.
The integration also works to support PNT requirements even in environments where global positioning system signals are degraded, the center said.
CERDEC noted that it has also collaborated with the Army Research Laboratory, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center to produce micro electro-mechanical systems that monitor body movements.
The team also looks to establish Global Navigation Satellite Systems and explore new network technologies that enable dismounted or mounted soldiers to share information using a network and map their location, the report said.