Rockwell Collins unveiled its MicroGRAM GPS receiver, which is 90 percent smaller than the earlier version of its Miniature Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver Engine SAASM (MPETM-S). The size reduction means that equipment such as handheld radios, ruggedized field computers, laser range finders, gun scopes and small unmanned aircraft can be equipped with secure GPS capability.
MicroGRAM’s unique security features are the result of designing a rugged product that leverages Rockwell Collins’ strong legacy in providing Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) capabilities to our warfighters. Engineered to minimize its footprint and power usage, the MicroGRAM (GPS Receiver Application Module) has also been optimized to allow rapid acquisition of the GPS satellites when the power is first supplied to it.
Even more interesting than a GPS equipped rifle scope is the possibility for smaller tagging and tracking devices.