Cobham Antenna Systems has launched its next generation Anti-Jam GPS System, which is claimed to provide significant immunity to jamming compared with a conventional GPS antenna, allowing the platform to operate over 100 times closer to the jammer whilst maintaining its GPS reception. The system will be shown at the International Paris Air Show, Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France from 19 to 25 June 2017.
David Bulley, Vice President of Cobham Antenna Systems, said, "Cobham has been a global leader in development of anti-jam technology for over 20 years and we are delighted to be launching our next generation Anti-Jam GPS System at Paris Air Show. The system provides significant immunity to intentional or unintentional jamming compared with a conventional GPS antenna, thereby protecting mission critical systems that require assured position, navigation and timing information from GPS."
The system consists of a 7-6005 Anti-Jam GPS Digital Antenna Control Unit (DACU) and a four channel 20-7009 Anti-Jam GPS Controlled Reception Pattern Array (CRPA) antenna. Both units meet stringent airborne requirements making them ideal for new installations and retrofitting to fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAV platforms.
The compact size and modularity of the DACU and CRPA, as well as being receiver independent, means that the system can also be installed in Land and Marine applications so offering a single solution for all platforms.
The high performance, four channel antenna and electronic system, is claimed to offer the optimum balance between size, weight, power and cost. Intelligent, dual-band protection is provided with processing optimized to combat the threat environment.