Lockheed Subsidiary Subcontracts Mayflower Communications for Navy Submarine Antenna Upgrade Work

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Mayflower Communications has received a subcontract from a Lockheed Martin subsidiary to supply antenna systems in support of GPS anti-jam capability upgrade work on the U.S. Navy’s submarines.

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Mayflower said Nov. 1 it will integrate its Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement NavGuard 501 platform with the service branch’s Multifunction Mast Antenna System (OE-538B) through the contract with Lockheed Martin Sippican.

The SAGE (NavGuard 501) antenna system is designed to transmit GPS signals to multiple receivers and works with M-codeSAASM P(Y) and C/A receivers.

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin Sippican and Granite State Manufacturing secured a sole-source contract from the military branch’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to update the antenna mast system aboard the Navy’s fleet of submarines in an effort to facilitate communications and address navigation warfare requirements.

Mayflower SAGE Selected For OE-538B Upgrade

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News | October 31, 2016

Mayflower Communications Company, Inc. serving as a sub-contractor to Lockheed Martin Sippican, is providing its Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) capability in support of the U.S. Navy Multifunction Mast Antenna System (OE-538B) upgrade to improve submarine communications and meet Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) requirements.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR HQ), in support of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I), Undersea Integration Program Office (PMW/A 770), awarded a sole source contract for the development of an OE-538B antenna upgrade and procurement to Lockheed Martin Sippican/Granite State Manufacturing Submarine Antenna Joint Venture. Mayflower was selected by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Sippican to design, develop, and integrate the Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) (NavGuard 501) product in support of U.S. Navy NAVWAR requirements.

The Mayflower SAGE – a variant of Small Antenna System (SAS) – was developed specifically for inclusion on Submarine Platforms to support U.S. Navy requirements for Global Position System (GPS) Anti-Jam (AJ). The SAGE’s small size and feature set make it capable for ease of integration by Lockheed Martin Sippican into the OE-538B antenna mast. The SAGE is a high performance, low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) cost effective antenna system that will enable the U.S. Navy submarine fleet to operate in GPS contested or denied (NAVWAR) environments.

The SAGE (NavGuard 501) is a small SWaP GPS AJ System that can supply clean GPS Signals to multiple GPS Receivers from a single antenna and is compatible with C/A, SAASM P(Y), and M-Code GPS Receivers. The SAGE is a perfect fit for the small SWaP Requirements of the OE-538B Antenna Mast System (submarine-unique). The SAGE (NavGuard 501) is Mayflower’s latest federated, affordable GPS AJ solution that leverages proven Small Antenna System (SAS) technology and provides Iridium capability in an integrated antenna. The SAS solution has been extensively tested by the Government on multiple platforms. The SAGE is the highest performance and smallest GPS anti-jam federated solution with Iridium capability in the market. The SAGE AJ solution offers an affordable SWaP-C alternative over larger and more expensive existing anti-jam systems.

Joseph Thomas, Mayflower’s Director of Government Programs, said, “The SAGE product has given Mayflower the opportunity to support a U.S. Navy National Strategic Level Platform and to expand into the next generation of small SWaP NAVWAR GPS Anti-Jam systems. The SAGE ensures we can continue to offer the warfighters the very latest and most efficient technology to support operations in an A2AD Environment”.

Mayflower is working closely with Lockheed Martin Sippican to complete integration and environmental qualification of the SAGE to support the OE-538B program requirements.

SPAWAR security and policy review tracking number: SR-2016-342

SOURCE: Mayflower Communications Company, Inc.

http://www.rfglobalnet.com/doc/mayflower-sage-selected-for-oe-b-upgrade-0001

US Navy contract Lockheed Martin for OE-538B antenna upgrade

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The U.S. Navy has contracted Lockheed Martin Sippican for the Multifunction Mast Antenna System (OE-538B) upgrade to improve submarine communications.

us-navy-contracts-lockheed-martin-for-oe-538b-antenna-upgrade-1024x749Serving as a sub-contractor to Lockheed Martin Sippican, Mayflower Communications Company will deliver its Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) solution in support of the antenna upgrade.

The Mayflower SAGE, a variant of a small antenna system (SAS), was developed specifically for inclusion on submarine platforms to support U.S. Navy requirements for global position system (GPS) anti-jam (AJ).

Joseph Thomas, Mayflower’s Director of Government Programs, said: “The SAGE product has given Mayflower the opportunity to support a U.S. Navy National Strategic Level Platform and to expand into the next generation of small SWaP NAVWAR GPS Anti-Jam systems. The SAGE ensures we can continue to offer the warfighters the very latest and most efficient technology to support operations in an A2AD Environment.”

Joint Navigation Conference June 7-9, 2016

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Session B6: Operational System Demonstrations 1

Multi-Platform Anti-Jam GPS Navigation Antenna (MAGNA) Affordable Low SWaP GPS Anti-Jam and Iridium Solution
Bill LeComte and Joe Thomas, Mayflower Communications Company, Inc.
Location: Room 305
Alternate Number 1

MAGNA is the latest federated, affordable GPS Anti-Jam solution from Mayflower Communications – the technology leader in GPS Anti-Jam for over 30 years. The GPS Anti-Jam system is critical for military operations in GPS contested NAVWAR environments. The MAGNA Anti-Jam products come in two different form-factors the MAGNA-F (Federated) and MAGNA-I (Integrated).
MAGNA-F is developed by Mayflower Communications and BAE Systems under sponsorship by the US Navy SPAWAR PEO C4I PMW/A-170 under ONR Rapid Innovation Funding (RIF) program to support GPS protection requirements of SWaP-constrained sea, air and ground platforms e.g., ships, fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, and UAVs as well as tactical vehicles. In addition, MAGNA-F supports transmission/reception of Iridium communications signals, which can be used for Beyond Line of Sight (BLoS) UAV C2 operations and alternate/contingency platform communications.
MAGNA-I leverages proven Small Antenna System (SAS) Anti-Jam solution from Mayflower which has been extensively tested by the Government on multiple ground and air platforms. MAGNA-I is the highest performance and smallest GPS anti-jam integrated solution on the market in a 3.5” diameter FRPA-compatible footprint and outperforms many larger solutions. MAGNA-I simplifies platform integration and reduces life cycle costs. MAGNA-I has been performance qualification tested and meets Government MAGNA Technical Requirement Document (TRD) performance specification requirements.
MAGNA-I integrated AJ solution (antenna array integrated with antenna electronics in a single module) offers affordable SWaP-C alternative over larger and more expensive existing anti-jam systems. It is C/A, SAASM and M-Code compatible.

https://www.ion.org/jnc/abstracts.cfm?paperID=4480

Lockheed grants anti-jamming GPS contract to Mayflower

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November 8, 2016 (Photo Credit: Mayflower Communications)

Mayflower Communications has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide its anti-jamming GPS system for Navy submarines.

Mayflower’s Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) will be used to upgrade the Navy’s Multifunction Mast Antenna System.

“The Mayflower SAGE — a variant of Small Antenna System (SAS) — was developed specifically for inclusion on Submarine Platforms to support U.S. Navy requirements for Global Position System Anti-Jam,” Mayflower said. “The SAGE’s small size and feature set make it capable for ease of integration by Lockheed Martin Sippican into the OE-538B antenna mast. The SAGE is a high performance, low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) cost effective antenna system that will enable the U.S. Navy submarine fleet to operate in GPS contested or denied environments.”

http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/lockheed-grants-anti-jamming-gps-contract-to-mayflower

Mayflower SAGE Provides Anti-Jam Capability for Submarines

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Mayflower Communications Company said its submarine anti-jam GPS enhancement (SAGE) supports the U.S. Navy’s multifunction mast antenna System (OE-5388) upgrade to improve communications systems and navigation warfare (NAVWAR) requirements.

Mayflower SAGE is part of a contract that Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded to Lockheed Martin Sippican and Granite Slate Manufacturing. SAGE, a variant of a small antenna system (SAS), was developed to support the Navy’s GPS anti-jam requirements for submarines in GPS-contested or denied NAVWAR environments, the company said.

SAGE, which is integrated into the OE-538B antenna by Lockheed Martin Sippican, features low size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements; multiple ports; GPS radio frequency output; and L1 and L2 outputs with adjustable power levels, the company said.

“The SAGE product has given Mayflower the opportunity to support a U.S. Navy national strategic-level platform and to expand into the next generation of small SWaP NAVWAR GPS anti-jam systems,” said Joseph Thomas, Mayflower director of government programs.

While SAGE, formally called the NavGuard 501, was developed for submarine antenna mast systems, the company said it can support GPS military-code (M-Code) anti-jam requirements on other military platforms. Because of its small size and low cost, Mayflower SAGE can work with ground combat and support systems; command and control nodes with network management responsibilities; and network timing dependent on GPS signals, the company said.

SAGE can work with multiple GPS devices from a single antenna and is course acquisition- (C/A), selective availability anti-spoofing module- (SAASM) and M-Code-compatible, the company said.

The company said it is working with Lockheed Martin Sippican to complete SAGE integration and environmental qualifications.

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Mayflower selected for submarine antenna anti-jam upgrade

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An antenna upgrade for U.S. Navy submarines is being provided to improve GPS anti-jamming capabilities.

Mayflower Communications Company, subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Sippican, is applying its Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) capability to the U.S. Navy Multifunction Mast Antenna System (OE-538B) upgrade to improve submarine communications and meet Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) requirements.

The SAGE (NavGuard 501) GPS anti-jam unit.

The SAGE (NavGuard 501) GPS anti-jam unit.

The Mayflower SAGE — a variant of Small Antenna System (SAS) — was developed specifically for inclusion on Submarine Platforms to support U.S. Navy requirements for GPS anti-jam.

The SAGE’s small size and feature set make it capable for ease of integration by Lockheed Martin Sippican into the OE-538B antenna mast.

The SAGE is a high performance and low size, weight and power (SWaP) cost-effective antenna system that will enable the U.S. Navy submarine fleet to operate in GPS contested or denied (NAVWAR) environments.

The SAGE (NavGuard 501) can supply clean GPS Signals to multiple GPS receivers from a single antenna and is compatible with C/A, SAASM P(Y), and M-code receivers. The SAGE fits he small SWaP requirements of the OE-538B antenna mast.

The SAGE is Mayflower’s latest federated, affordable anti-jam solution that leverages proven small antenna system (SAS) technology and provides Iridium capability in an integrated antenna. The SAS solution has been extensively tested by the federal government on multiple platforms.

The SAGE is the highest performance and smallest GPS anti-jam federated solution with Iridium capability in the market. The SAGE AJ solution offers an affordable SWaP-C alternative over larger and more expensive existing anti-jam systems.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR HQ) awarded the sole source contract for the development of an OE-538B antenna upgrade and procurement to Lockheed Martin Sippican/Granite State Manufacturing Submarine Antenna Joint Venture. The contract is in support of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I), Undersea Integration Program Office (PMW/A 770).

Mayflower was selected by the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Sippican to design, develop, and integrate the Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) (NavGuard 501) product.
Joseph Thomas, Mayflower’s Director of Government Programs, said, “The SAGE product has given Mayflower the opportunity to support a U.S. Navy National Strategic Level Platform and to expand into the next generation of small SWaP NAVWAR GPS Anti-Jam systems. The SAGE ensures we can continue to offer the warfighters the very latest and most efficient technology to support operations in an A2AD Environment”.

Mayflower is working closely with Lockheed Martin Sippican to complete integration and environmental qualification of the SAGE to support the OE-538B program requirements.

SPAWAR security and policy review tracking number: SR-2016-342

GPS World: Mayflower awarded defense MGUE contract for GPS receiver modernization

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Mayflower was awarded a Phase III SGUE (Small GPS User Equipment) contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored by the Space and Missile Systems Center/GPS Directorate (SMC/GPSD).

Under the contract, the company will develop a small SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) security certifiable Common GPS Module (CGM).

Mayflowers’ small SWaP GPS receiver technology will allow the Department of Defense (DoD) and its agencies to benefit from increased competition, enhanced capability and reduction in overall program costs to DoD program managers and prime contractors in upgrading their navigation systems to the modernized M-code receiver.

Mayflower’s SGUE program is aimed at the development of advanced GPS receiver technology to support future military GPS requirements.  The goal of the program is to develop a NAVWAR (Navigation Warfare) compatible CGM form factor that will support SWaP-constrained military users.

The SGUE CGM development effort will expand Mayflower’s military GPS receiver product line to include modernized NavAssure-M product offerings so that current customers will have a form-fit-function upgrade path from SAASM to MGUE.

“Mayflower is a leader in small SWaP and miniaturized military GPS receiver and anti-jam products,” said Triveni Upadhyay, Mayflower founder and CEO. “I am confident in the quality and innovation expertise of our GPS engineering team to successfully develop the SGUE CGM. The development of small SWaP MGUE form factors, enabled by SGUE CGM, will have a significant impact in the M-Code market, providing secure modernized GPS signals to the warfighters and lowering total ownership costs on many military programs.”

“The Air Force is very pleased to see innovative GPS technology developed under its SBIR Program to find commercialization opportunity in the MGUE market. Mayflower has performed well and we are confident of the SGUE program success,” said Dana Howell, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) program manager.

“The AFRL/GPSD objective in the SGUE Program is to advance MGUE technology and make it affordable to the warfighter,” said Eddy Emile, chief of the Advanced Technology and International Branch, GPS Directorate. ”

The SGUE Program fits the need and will lower the cost to the user by increased competition enabled by the SGUE Program.”

According to Mayflower, the NavAssure-M MGUE receiver form factors, focused toward small SWaP GPS receiver applications, will be backward compatible to SAASM, therefore, lowering the platform integration cost and total life-cycle cost.

 

Joint Navigation Conference 2016: Session C7: Military GPS/Antenna Technologies and Interference Mitigation

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Session C7: Military GPS/Antenna Technologies and Interference Mitigation

Jammer Detection and Angle-of-Arrival Estimation Capability in GPS Anti-Jam Antenna System (GAJAS)

By: Huan-Wan Tseng, Christopher Zarowski and Naresh Babu Jarmale, Mayflower Communications Company; Patrick Pitoscia, US Army
Location: Room 306
Alternate Number 1

Mayflower’s GPS Anti-Jam Antenna System (GAJAS), being designed to operate with co-located U.S. Army PM-PNT Pseudolites (PL), is an integrated NAVWAR Electronic Protection (EP) system for use in protecting reference GPS receiver onboard PL transmitter platform against various interference sources such as strong co-site PL transmission, Blue Force Electronic Attack (BFEA), and hostile jamming. The GAJAS system is being modified and upgraded to provide jammer detection and angle-of-arrival (AOA) estimation capability to provide useful Electronic Support (ES) information for NAVWAR situation awareness with minimal size, weight, and power (SWaP) impact to the host PL platform. The GAJAS system is being implemented on an FPGA/microprocessor based antenna electronics (AE) prototype together with small controlled reception pattern antenna (s-CRPA).
In this paper, we will present a system-level architecture for the jammer detection (i.e. estimate the number of jammers) and AOA estimation along with GPS anti-jam with supporting simulation results and preliminary laboratory test results. The jammer detection is based on theoretical information criterion, and the AOA estimation is based on subspace signal processing methods.

Joint Navigation Conference 2016: Session C6 Military GPS Receivers and Military GPS Receiver Technology

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Session C6: Military GPS Receivers and Military GPS Receiver Technology

Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)-augmented Military GPS Receiver

By:  Christopher Zarowski and Naresh Babu Jarmale, Mayflower Communications Company, Inc.; Yoonkee Kim, US Army

A GPS-disciplined Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) can affordably provide precision time to C4ISR system relying on synchronization to operate in a very small Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) even if GPS signals are lost. Conversely, a GPS receiver can utilize an external clock input from a CSAC to aid for navigation. CERDEC and Mayflower Communications Company, Inc. (Mayflower) has developed a CSAC-augmented NavAssure® SAASM GPS receiver to demonstrate the feasibility of its concept. This presentation will include unclassified laboratory test/demonstration results of benefits of augmenting a military GPS receiver with a precise source of time from a CSAC.