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Session D1b: NAVWAR: Situational Awareness

Improved Jamming Situational Awareness
John Weger, BAE Systems/NSS
Location: Ballroom B
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has proven itself to be the essential utility that underpinned the precision strike revolution and which provided the US renewed dominance in conventional conflict. Today, GPS is central to all six joint warfighting functions: C3, ISR, fires, maneuver, protection, and sustainment. With this dependence, it is more important than ever for decision makers up and down the chain of command to have an accurate assessment of the operating environment with regard to GPS interference. From individual actors who rely on GPS for generation of target data and weapon guidance to mission planners who control ordnance and load-out and combatant commanders who direct the broader engagement, GPS jamming has the ability to shape the course of battle. We will look at information available from current-generation digital beamforming antenna electronics, and discuss methods of processing available data to provide improved situational awareness of the GPS environment. The presentation will explore various combinations of array data, Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) data, and products of the two for single- and multi-ship generation of a common GPS operating picture.
Objectives: The objective of this presentation is to inform session attendees on technologies and methodologies that BAE Systems is exploring to counter current and future threats and to ensure friendly forces access to the GPS System.
Anticipated Results: Attendees will better understand the threats to military GPS operators and the available responses to ensure PNT superiority on the current and future battlefield.



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