Military Embedded Systems

Integration of Block 1 capabilities for GPS OCX system demonstration complete


October 17, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

AURORA, Colo. U.S. Air Force and Raytheon officials completed operational scenarios on the Air Force's Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX).

Engineers integrated iteration 1.5 of the OCX Block 1 Master Control Station with the GPS System Simulator and ran operational scenarios, representing end-to-end integration of available Block 1 capabilities. The testing included GPS constellation management and sustainment, running Kalman filters and, generating GPS satellite navigation uploads.

Raytheon recently completed a series of Risk Reduction functional checkouts of OCX Block 1 capabilities, with a focus on OCX software. GPS OCX provides capabilities for GPS users that include cybersecurity and deployment of jam-resistant, operational military code (M-code).

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