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German Defense chooses Rockwell Collins NavHub system for GNSS

September 14, 2017  - By

(Photo: Rockwell Collins)

The German Ministry of Defense selected Rockwell Collins’ NavHub navigation system to provide GNSS availability to a variety of its military vehicles.

The NavHub system serves as a next-generation GNSS- and Military-code (M-code)-enabled solution for the German Armed Forces.

Customizable for ground and maritime platforms, NavHub provides a variety of vehicle interfaces, meets the standards required by military vehicle operators, and allows users to receive data from multiple secure and open-service GNSS constellations to simultaneously confirm the navigational solution.

Access to multi-constellation GNSS and GPS M-Code will provide a significantly enhanced navigational solution over the current GPS-only solution.

Work under the contract will be performed in Rockwell Collins’ facilities in in Europe.

About the NavHub GNSS navigation system

NavHub (Image:: Rockwell Collins)

Based on Rockwell Collins Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receivers, NavHub is strategically designed to meetfast-moving and demanding combat environments.

Through the use of dual-installed GNSS receivers, NavHub provides an assured navigational solution, interfaces and GNSS upgrade path to support modern operations platforms.

Features include:

  • Dual receiver card slots, enabling multi-constellation reception
  • SAASM security (expansion to M-code), expansion to multi constellation GNSS
  • Extended platform interfaces, including Ethernet, USB and CAN
  • Extended performance in a jammed environment (i.e., 41 dB while tracking and 24 dB during initial acquisition)

“NavHub meets the critical mission need for accurate navigation support for fast-moving platforms and challenging environments,” said Claude Alber, vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Rockwell Collins. “Our military GNSS receivers will provide significantly enhanced navigational capabilities to military vehicles and will mitigate terrain, forest and urban degradation as it will raise the number of satellites used from 28 to well over 100.”


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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.