TAG Successfully Integrates RTK with a SAASM GPS Receiver

Top Quote TAG has completed its integration work that successfully brought together an ITT Exelis SAASM GPS receiver, RTK algorithms, and an RTK radio into a compact GPS controller device. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 23, 2012 - Dulles, Virginia - Technology Advancement Group®, Inc. (TAG®), in cooperation with ITT Exelis®, announced today the successful completion of its highly-integrated Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) system, providing centimeter-level positioning accuracy, based solely on high-precision carrier-phase measurements from its embedded GPS receiver with fully-certified Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) technology. TAG is under contract to the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide a Precise Positioning Service (PPS) GPS Survey System (PGSS) that meets the stringent operational requirements of deployed Army surveyors. A component of the PGSS is the GPS controller that integrates the embedded ITT Exelis SAASM GPS receiver, RTK algorithms, and an RTK radio into a small and compact package.

    This highly-integrated core technology is already built for kinematic applications, for example, a relative moving baseline, and can be easily customized to fit a wide range of other military applications such as machine control, robotics, and unmanned vehicles, without the need for a commercial RTK GPS receiver. Thus the user can be assured of full military system performance during all operational phases. The single receiver architecture minimizes size, weight, power, and cost.

    If required, the TAG solution could be quickly modified to provide a form, fit, and function replacement for existing commercial receivers, including electrical and data interfaces.

    "We are proud that our solution enables AGC and other military customers to have access to centimeter-level accurate positioning while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of a fully-certified SAASM-based embedded GPS receiver," said Jim McEwan, TAG's CEO. "It will deliver full, uncompromising performance at all times without relying upon any commercial receiver technology."

    TAG is now accepting orders from authorized customers. Typical customization efforts can be delivered within 90-120 days.

    About TAG
    TAG is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VSOB) that has served as a leading provider of ruggedized computing solutions to the Federal Government and to the commercial sector for almost thirty years. TAG's Tactical Systems Group's mission is to rapidly develop customized, rugged mobile electronic systems for military and industrial customers based on its design expertise using state-of-the-art technology, best practice processes, and leveraging existing modules. TAG delivers world-class customer service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Service Matters. For more information, visit TAG.com.

    About ITT Exelis
    ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. For more information, visit ExelisInc.com.

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