Pseudolites are satellite-like transmitters that provide terrestrial and airborne radio navigation Global Positioning System (GPS)-like service in electronically or physically challenged environments using a high-power signal to support Brigade Combat Team area of operations.
This program supports the Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT) Cross-Functional Team (CFT), which has been established to support the modernization priorities of the Army.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
Pseudolites will offer a deployable airborne configuration that provides a GPS-like service in challenged environments, allowing continued operations of A-PNT enabled systems. It broadcasts a signal similar to GPS that can supplement or replace those from GPS satellites when they are not accessible. Existing technology can enable programmed receivers to determine position, velocity and time in a jamming environment.
- Capability Development Document and associated Requirements Development Package in development
FY16-FY18: Pseudolites Risk Reduction and Prototype Development
- A-PNT CFT established
- Pseudolites Government Laboratory Test
- A-PNT CFT Roadmap Approved
- Pseudolites Test Readiness Review for Government Field Test
3QFY18: Pseudolites Government Field Test
2QFY19: Other Transaction Authority Contract Award for Requirements Development Package 1
1QFY21: Development Operations Assessment
2QFY21: Production Decision Point
4QFY21: Achieve Initial Operational Capability