(U) This category addresses the navigational user equipment (UE) associated with the GPS navigational system. The equipment identified here is either operating, in planning, or being studied by DoD. The user segment consists of those equipments that receive the satellite signals and compute position and time of day for the user. The GPS User Equipment (UE) family consists of ten different models meeting needs that range from the foot soldier to high performance military aircraft. The basic UE capability is the determination and display of position and time data; most models do additional navigational calculations such as waypoint/target range and azimuth. Greater host vehicle dynamics and the need for interfaces to other navigation, communication or control systems may require enhanced capabilities. The USAF is the executive service. Army PM GPS provides personnel to man the Joint Program Office; coordinate Army user requirements; perform Army planning, programming and budgeting; and plan and implement Army logistics and deployment for Army UE.
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(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 18 June 2001