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Hand-held Receivers (U)


(U) This category addresses the handheld receivers that utilize signals from the DoD NAVSTAR GPS system. Systems described provide position information on the surface of the earth and, in some cases. with two-way, over-the-horizon data communications with low probability-of-intercept and anti-jam features.

(U) The DoD product line for portable GPS receivers began with the manpack, followed by a number of other receivers that utilize the GPS system. Handheld GPS receivers use integral fixed reception pattern antennas. Some handheld sets are equipped with an antenna which can be rotated to allow optimal reception, allowing variation in receiver orientation. Others have a built-in antenna which requires that the handheld receiver be properly positioned for optimal signal reception. All handhelds can be used with a remote antenna for vehicular installations. See individual systems for detailed descriptions.




Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
Combat Survivor Evader LocatorCombat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL)
Defense Advanced GPS ReceiverDefense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR)
Precision Lightweight GPS Rec.Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
User Equipment(UE) (GPS)
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
NAVIGATIONSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: NAVIGATION
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

(U) None.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999