PNT Engineering and Operations

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is powerful tool that provides Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) information for the warfighter. Gnostech supported the GPS program from the very beginning, even prior to the first GPS satellite launch in 1985.

Today, we ensure the integrity of PNT capabilities across defense systems and platforms to ensure they remain mission ready, even in contested environments.

Testing and Evaluation

Gnostech modifies and enhances key GPS navigation simulators and testing environments, including estimating software enhancements and designing hardware interface modifications. Further testing and evaluation experience includes software and system level integration of Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) into the emergent maritime domain representative system, GPS-Based PNT Service (GPNTS), and source code validation.

PNT Superiority

Gnostech provides expertise to conduct navigation warfare (NAVWAR) planning operations across space, electronic warfare, cyberspace, and intelligence domains. Our engineers perform PNT operational field assessments to evaluate specific NAVWAR capabilities, assess vulnerabilities, and reduce engineering risk for the Joint Navigational Warfare Center (JNWC).

Modeling and Simulation

In support of GPS modeling and simulation, Gnostech designed and developed a modeling simulator and related testing equipment on behalf of Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific and GPS Directorate to generate GPS navigation signals, as well as model intentional or unintentional radio frequency (RF) interference. These state-of-the-art tools supported testing of both legacy and next generation GPS User Equipment (UE) and hardware-in-the-loop modeling and simulation for PNT systems.

Data Analysis

Gnostech is a key technical resource within the GPS Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) community providing testing and data analysis services for multiple government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We have extensive experience in the areas of spoofing, jamming, and interference analysis in addition to testing of UE and digital receivers.