Draper’s Design Analysis Tool for Military Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Systems

Draper designed a modeling and simulation tool to help military analysts understand how a positioning, navigation, and timing system would perform in land, air, and naval mission scenarios.

Multi-domain quantitative decision support is intended to test the effectiveness of PNT sensors in a simulated environment and give researchers insight to possibly determine which offering to pursue early in the development phase, Draper said Wednesday.

The Massachusetts-based company uses a digital engineering method to help Army Futures Command develop the software and detect any technical issues that may arise during the development project.

Luck Reicheldefense systems program manager at Draper, said jamming activity or equipment malfunction could affect the ability of current global positioning system technology to acquire signals.

He added that the company aims to produce modeling and simulation platforms as military agencies look to supplement GPS systems with PNT sensors.

The Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center plans to conduct a final demonstration of the MDQA tool in September.

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