Enabling a Trusted Domestic Microelectronics Ecosystem

Mercury Systems is a next-generation defense electronics company making commercial technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense. Watch the interactive virtual conversation with Mercury’s Dr. William (Bill) Conley and Tom Smelker as they delved into the trends driving the defense industry’s increased focus on the need for trusted microelectronics as part of the virtual 2020 Farnborough International Airshow. This discussion explored how the defense and national industrial bases can collaborate to drive innovation and solve the challenges of integrating advanced commercial technologies onto military platforms.

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GPS satellites orbit 12,500 miles from the Earth – resulting in very low signal strength

Can GPS be Trusted? Part 3

In my previous posts, I discussed the shortcomings and benefits of utilizing GPS as a primary Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) source. I also examined methods that provide Assured PNT (or A-PNT). These include hardening the GPS signal against jamming, while at the same time jamming the enemy’s receivers, utilizing encryption to provide spoofing immunity, […]

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GPS satellites orbit 12,500 miles from the Earth – resulting in very low signal strength

Can GPS be Trusted? Part 2

In my previous blog post, Can GPS be Trusted? Part 1, I explained why commercial GPS position, navigation and timing (PNT) cannot be trusted for critical systems. This blog explains how a trusted PNT system can still use a GPS as the primary PNT source. Adding Trust with A-PNT Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (also known […]

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