DARPA developing more flexible navigation system minus GPS

03/27/2013 | Military & Aerospace Electronics Online

Global navigational ability without the assistance of GPS is the goal of a U.S. military research effort to develop a prototype system for land, sea and air. Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Navigation and Maritime Systems Division is joining with four other contractors to work on the second phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's All Source Positioning and Navigation program. The objective is to combine different sensors, such as laser rangers, cameras and magnetometers, for a system more adaptable to changing capabilities and threats.

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