L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation Expands Line of Miniaturized, Low Power GPS Receivers and Guidance Navigation Units
ANAHEIM, CA – September 22, 2009 –L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation IEC) announced today two additional configurations of its miniaturized hardened GPS receiver and one new configuration of its GPS-based guidance & navigation unit (GNU). The new TruTrak Evolution receiver configurations include a 1.75 x 2.45 inch, low-power, high-accuracy design and a 3.07 x 0.93 inch design for projectiles. Measuring 2.45 inches square, the new TruTrak Evolution GNU configuration includes the receiver and a dual frequency MCM (TTE-DM) navigation and user-process development platform. TruTrak Evolution units are single board, L1/L2 24-channel secure GPS-based systems that electronically pinpoint exact locations for navigation, guidance and control, and tracking purposes. The new TruTrak Evolution receivers and GNUs are designed to meet both the performance and low cost requirements for today’s military applications. All are available in production quantities.
The advanced technology incorporated in the TruTrak Evolution systems increase the performance and accuracy of guided munitions and provide strategic location data in field device applications. Significant size and power consumption reductions were achieved in these new designs. Reduced power consumption is essential, especially in handheld devices. The TruTrak Evolution uses less than three watts in its highest performance operating mode; less than 700 milliwatts in low power mode; and twenty milliwatts on standby. In addition, TruTrak Evolution incorporates overall integrated processing improvements, which are required to successfully incorporate complete navigation and guidance systems into the small physical space available in today’s reduced size munitions and handheld field systems.
In addition to Position, Velocity and Time (PVT), the TruTrak Evolution GNU provides area navigation. The GPS Wing approved security design provides a traditional Time-to-First-Fix in less than 6 seconds (no jamming) and obtains stabilized measurements even in high-jamming environments. For handheld devices and field systems, it represents a reliable embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) module.
TruTrak Evolution also employs the latest classified cryptography technology available in IEC’s XFACTOR SAASM module, enhancing GPS security. The XFACTOR SAASM module is a secure tamper-resistant, multi-chip module that decodes the Department of Defense GPS Precise Positioning Service Signal. It also supports the SAASM extended functions.
All TruTrak Evolution systems are designed and tested to survive rugged environmental conditions while maintaining exact performance requirements, such as precision timing within 10 microseconds. The receiver’s Mean Time Between Failure is greater than 25,000 hours.
About Interstate Electronics Corporation and L-3 Communications
Based in Anaheim, Calif., Interstate Electronics Corporation is ranked as an industry leader in military GPS receiver technology designed for handheld , missile and precision-guided weapon platforms. IEC also designs and manufactures C4ISR hardware and software video systems for military and government applications and has been a long-term supplier of critical navigation, test instrumentation and missile tracking systems for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapons systems, including the Trident submarine. To learn more about IEC, please visit www.iechome.com
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services, and is a merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit www.l-3com.com.
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