Developed with efficiency in mind, AC²ES is embedded in our widely used Data Distribution Unit – Expandable (DDUx) II. The DDUx II and military variants are currently fielded on over 150,000 vehicles meaning this capability can be easily implemented without additional space or weight requirements.
Convergence with the DDUx II also allows for ease of use as A-PNT is embedded into the Battle Management System (BMS). The vehicle operator can use the BMS’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) to view and manage GPS and A-PNT functions on a single screen. In addition, A-PNT distribution to all vehicle equipment is supported.
AC²ES is able to provide Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) information by augmenting the standard GPS PNT source. This is achieved through technologies such as:
A fusion engine combines system components in order to provide a reliable, GPS/GNSS-denied navigation solution during real world jamming and/or spoofing attacks. This is hosted in the BMS and can be controlled via its GUI.
A-PNT Converged Computer - Embedded and Scalable (AC2ES) is ready for integration into currently-fielded vehicles without additional space or weight requirements. AC2ES fits seamlessly into existing architecture, neutralizing PNT disruption without any changes to the user experience.
In order for battlefield operations to succeed, Everything and everyone needs to be in the right place at precisely the right time. To achieve that level of sophistication, our devices need to communicate, constantly sharing PNT data on integrated combat vehicles operating on multi-domain battlefields. Find out how AC2ES distributes PNT data across devices in part 3 of our video series.