program continues to face challenges implementing the new technology, resulting in repeated delays to development of final software and hardware builds by all three MGUE
vendors," the annual report said.
Rockwell Collins began work on this MGUE
contract in 2012.
The company said, the SGUE CGM development effort will lead to expansion of Mayflowers military GPS receiver product line to cover a modernized NavAssure-M product offering so that its existing customers will have a form-fit-function upgrade path from SAASM to MGUE.
Dana Howell, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Program Manager said, The Air Force is very pleased to see innovative GPS technology developed under its SBIR Program to find commercialization opportunity in the MGUE Market.
Eddy Emile, Chief, Advanced Technology and International Branch, GPS Directorate said, The AFRL/GPSD objective in the SGUE Program is to advance MGUE technology and make it affordable to the warfighter.
According to the company, the SGUE CGM development effort will expand Mayflowers military GPS receiver product line to include a modernized NavAssure-M product offering so that its current customers will have a form-fit-function upgrade path from SAASM to MGUE.
Mayflowers small SWaP GPS receiver technology will allow the Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies to benefit from increased competition, enhanced capability, and reduction in overall program costs to DoD program managers and platform prime contractors in upgrading their navigation systems to MGUE.
The development of small SWaP MGUE form-factors, enabled by SGUE CGM, will have a significant impact in the M-code market, providing secure modernized GPS signals to the warfighters and lowering total ownership costs on many military programs, said Triveni Upadhyay, founder and CEO of Mayflower Communications Company, Inc., based in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Additionally, the company will perform trade studies, assess the state of development of MGUE
for upcoming applications and contribute to architecture development for next-generation GPS/inertial navigation systems."
The service has offered a further $8.5 million to L-3 Communications, which has been supplying hardware for the Air Force in related contracts since 2012, to fast-track its development of the Air Force's Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program.
The MGUE program is a co-service program designed to develop modern military GPS receivers that can provide precise and reliable positioning, navigation and timing when traditional receivers could be offline or otherwise disrupted.
A $8.5 million modification has been presented by L-3 Communications to the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE
) deal to speed up the MGUE