Rockwell Collins willÂ deliver approximatelyÂ 2,000 MicroGRAM GPS receivers toÂ Neya Systems and Northrop Grumman to support the Naval Surface Warfare Centerâ€™s Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System.
Rockwell CollinsÂ said Wednesday the GPS receivers will be integrated intoÂ Neyaâ€™s Autonomous Behavior Capability Module that will support AEODRSÂ Increment 1 — the first of three robots under the AEODRS program.
MicroGRAM is designed to serve as a selective availability anti-spoofing module-based GPS receiver that works to supportÂ secure position, navigation and timing requirements, the companyÂ noted.
“The use of unprotected commercial non-SAASM GPS devices has inherent vulnerabilities, which introduce a false sense of situational awareness on the battlefield,” said Mike Jones, Rockwell CollinsÂ vice president and general manager of the communication, navigation and electronic warfareÂ business unit.
Rockwell Collins further noted the U.S. Navy-ledÂ AEODRS program collaboratedÂ with the industry to address technical challenges related toÂ a family of open architecture robots in efforts to developÂ EOD robotics for all U.S. services.