The GPS Interference, Detection and Geolocation system is based on a network of threat detection sensors linked to a central server running Exelis-developed geolocation algorithms.
“From security to transportation and almost every sector of the economy, the world relies on receiving precise GPS timing and positioning data,” said Mark Pisani, vice president and general manager of precision instruments and positioning, navigation and timing systems. “As GPS jamming devices become cheaper and more accessible, there is a greater need to protect military, commercial and industrial systems from a diverse range of threats.”
He added the new system will deliver interference intelligence to GPS users.
Sensors at areas including airports or utility grids would triangulate the location of the jamming source and provide users geolocation information and intelligence in order to respond.
The company is developing payloads for the Air Force’s GPS III satellite constellation, with the first launched scheduled for 2014.