Accession Number:

ADA525765

Title:

No Longer Guaranteed...Global Positioning System Alternative Necessary

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The U.S. military requires accurate positioning, attitude, velocity, motion compensation, and positioning synchronization data to maintain effective real-time theater coordination of our allies and our highly mobile military forces. Additionally, our military requires an awareness of enemy position and movement. The militarys use of the global positioning system GPS has created a significant military advantage in accurate navigation and a time reference system. Missile defense and surveillance weapon systems rely on this data through all phases of the systems employment. Additionally, Department of Defense DoD embraced GPS for use with many weapon systems to support guidance and navigation of smart, steerable weapons. This heavy reliance upon GPS by the U.S. military, however, makes it a prime target for jamming by hostile forces. Miniature Aircraft Geolocation System MAGS is a potentially viable alternative that will allow DoD to continue to embrace GPS and solve the threat of GPS jamming devices.

Subject Categories:

  • Space Warfare
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE