Locata Passes Critical Design Review Milestone for U.S. Air Force Ground-Based Positioning System
Locata Prototypes a System for Centimeter-Accurate Positioning Over Large Areas When GPS Is Completely Denied
IRVINE, CA and CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – Sep 8, 2011) - Locata Corporation today announced it has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) contract phase for a Locata network which will enable the USAF to deploy a new ground-based, centimeter-accurate “truth-reference level” positioning system for use in GPS-denied environments. The USAF 746th Test Squadron (746TS) awarded Locata a multi-year contract for this project in July 2010, and the CDR was the last milestone to be met before the USAF committed to a technology demonstration in the USA. Locata’s Non-GPS Based Positioning System (NGBPS) — sold commercially as a LocataNet — will provide accurate positioning when GPS is jammed over 2,500 sq. miles (6,500 sq. kilometers) of the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico.