Accession Number : ADA264983


Title :   An Introduction to the GPS Guidance Package (GGP)


Descriptive Note : Professional paper,


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Homer, William C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264983.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : Under DARPA sponsorship, NOSC has made a dual contract award for advanced development brassboard models of a Global Positioning System Guidance Package (GGP). The approximate $28 million in contracts were awarded to the contractor teams of Texas Instrument & Honeywell and Litton Systems & Rockwell Collins. The existing 48 month (GGP Phase 1) contracts provide for the advanced development of a strapdown inertial guidance package comprised of a navigation grade Interferrometric Fiberoptic Gyro (IFOG) tightly coupled to a miniaturized GPS receiver (MGR). The GGP exploits the synergisms achieved by combining inertially sensed Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) movement goal is to produce a combined GPS/IMU navigation grade system which will be miniaturized for easy insertion into any host vehicle, and inexpensive for use by expendable vehicles (weapons and platforms). Follow-on Phase 2 contracts will develop preproduction prototype GGP units tailored for specific platforms.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , *NAVIGATION , *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , *INERTIAL GUIDANCE , FIBER OPTICS , REPRINTS , MICROELECTRONICS , GYRO COMPASSES , INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNITS


Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE