NAVWAR Situation Awareness Framework
Luke Rinard, T2S Solutions; Robert Beckinger, Fritz Newcomer, C5ISR Center; William Travis, Josh Starling, Travis Keller, Jeremy Shepherd, IS4S; Scott Parsons, and Andy Keckler, SRC Inc.
Location: Ballroom B
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1:50 p.m.
The C5ISR Center’s NAVWAR for Ground Soldiers project aims to expand and improve the Army’s Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Common Operating Picture (COP) by fusing sensor data from multiple domains. Currently, the PNT COP available to armed forces is restrained by limited sensor coverage. In order to provide a more robust understanding of an area of operation, the NAVWAR for Ground Soldiers is building the PNT Local Area Situation Awareness for Military Applications-Extended (PLASMA-X), a plugin which will gather, process, and distribute sensor data in near real-time to a suite of software tools that allow the maneuver commander to visualize the PNT COP across the battlefield.
GPS anti-jam (AJ) antenna technologies are readily available on the open market, and these systems are increasingly capable of providing measurements of threat emitters that are not available from a standard GNSS receiver alone. One example is Novatel’s GAJT-410-ML, which was recently upgraded to provide line-of-bearing (LOB) measurements toward threat emitters. The NAVWAR for Ground Soldiers project is performing chamber testing of the 410-ML’s LOB performance and will demonstrate integration of LOB and power measurements from the AJ across the Army’s tactical network, into command post systems for processing alongside other Electronic Support and PNT sensors, and dissemination to multiple echelons. Data from both chamber and field tests will be presented.