Presentations from GPS Partnership Council

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April 29-May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force officials delivered the following presentations about the GPS program during the GPS Partnership Council 2015 (GPSPC15), held April 29 to May 1, 2015, at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California.

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GPS Update

Brigadier General William "Bill" Cooley, Director, Global Positioning Systems Directorate

This presentation provides an overview of the Air Force GPS program and the ongoing efforts to modernize the space, ground, and user segments of the system.

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GPS Control Segment Improvements

Tim McIntyre, GPS Product Support Manager

The briefing provides an update on scheduled modifications being made to the fielded GPS Operational Control Segment (OCS) in order to ensure system viability until replaced by the OCX program.

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Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)

Lieutenant Colonel James "Mutt" Wilson, Program Manager

The MGUE briefing covered the updated MGUE Increment 1 Acquisition Strategy as a result of guidance to accelerate program and how the GPS Program Office plans to pursue MGUE Increment 2.

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GPS Control Segment

Luke J. Schaub, Chief, GPS Control Segment Division

The briefing presented an overview of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and a brief look at Contingency Operations. The briefing covered accomplishments and next steps for OCX Block 0 and Block 1 software development, and a notional architecture and timeline for Contingency Operations.

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M-Code Benefits and Availability

Captain Travis Mills, SMC/GPEP

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues its work to field the GPS M-Code capability to improve the resistance of the Precise Positioning Service (PPS) to jamming and other emerging threats. As the DoD looks to employ this modernized capability as soon as possible, the United States Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command and the GPS Directorate have begun finalizing the military's plan for operational deployment of the M-Code system functionality. The USAF is on track to declare M-Code available in support of the congressional M-Code user equipment (UE) procurement mandate (Public law 111-383) and the integration and operational test of the military's first lead platforms to field M-Code beginning in fiscal year 2016.

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Over-the-Air Distribution (OTAD) Update

Major Scott Tyley, SMC/GPEP

This briefing summarized the OTAD capabilities within GPS highlighting the benefits to users and reviewed the testing and accomplishments as well as forecasted further enhancements that will come to fruition in the M-Code era.

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Civil Navigation Signal Status

Major Michael Zollars, U.S. Air Force

GPS satellites have been broadcasting the 2nd and 3rd civil signals, L2C and L5, since 2005 and 2010, respectively. AF Space Command commander at the time, Gen Shelton, committed to the world that GPS would broadcast the navigation message on these signals by 2014. This briefing explains some of the detail of how this was accomplished by 31 December 2014 and about the content of these messages and what are future plans regarding them.

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Partnership Council MGUE Test Program

Captain Jamie DeRienzo, SMC/GPEV

This presentation provides a brief synopsis of recent Military GPS User Equipment test activities.

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GPS Spectrum Management

Captain Frank Clark

This presentation provides a summary of domestic and international activities related to GPS radiofrequency spectrum interference, compatibility and interoperability.

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Advanced GPS Technologies (AGT)

Kevin Slimak, Air Force Research Laboratory

This briefing provides details on AFRL's technology investments to improve affordability and performance of the GPS space segment. AFRL has been working in close partnership with the GPS SPO on a portfolio of science and technology efforts to provide options for future GPS spacecraft. The goal of these efforts is to provide options for: smaller, less costly space vehicles; performance improvements at affordable cost; and flexibility in future spacecraft.

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