Now more than ever, we must address the entire ecosystem to build and sustain a robust and resilient domestic defense supply chain for decades to come—including investing in companies providing essential defense capabilities that are part of this chain and maintaining a globally competitive microelectronics industrial base in the U.S.
As the Pentagon continues to make microelectronics modernization a number-one priority in light of COVID-19, Mercury Systems CEO Mark Aslett shares his thoughts about the importance of addressing the entire microelectronics capabilities ecosystem critical to the nation’s defense.
On January 27 and 28, Mercury Systems joined VITA and some of the leading minds in embedded systems in Atlanta, Georgia, for Embedded Technology Trends (ETT) 2020 – a comprehensive forum on the latest trends and developments in the industry. This year, suppliers of component-, board- and system-level solutions joined industry media to discuss the […]
Defense News recently released their annual Outlook . If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It’s a great read consisting of a few dozen essays by world leaders looking at the trends and issues, like multi-domain operations, that will most impact the global defense industry. This year, one essay in particular jumped […]
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, […]
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 […]
GPS is Everywhere Most of us don’t think of GPS on a daily basis even though the technology has quickly become a quiet necessity in our lives. A vast majority of us walk around with an active GPS receiver in our pocket. The modern cellphone has been equipped with a tiny GPS receiver ever since […]