Rockwell Collins will deliver approximately 2,000 MicroGRAM GPS receivers to Neya Systems and Northrop Grumman to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System.
Rockwell Collins said Wednesday the GPS receivers will be integrated into Neya’s Autonomous Behavior Capability Module that will support AEODRS Increment 1 — the first of three robots under the AEODRS program.
MicroGRAM is designed to serve as a selective availability anti-spoofing module-based GPS receiver that works to support secure position, navigation and timing requirements, the company noted.
“The use of unprotected commercial non-SAASM GPS devices has inherent vulnerabilities, which introduce a false sense of situational awareness on the battlefield,” said Mike Jones, Rockwell Collins vice president and general manager of the communication, navigation and electronic warfare business unit.
Rockwell Collins further noted the U.S. Navy-led AEODRS program collaborated with the industry to address technical challenges related to a family of open architecture robots in efforts to develop EOD robotics for all U.S. services.