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TAG PPS GPS-S Military GNSS Surveying Set, Satellite Signals

TAG’s Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Global Positioning System- Survey (GPS- S) solution has been specifically designed to address the stringent requirements of military survey missions including geodetic, construction, airfield, and field artillery survey. PPS GPS -S provides precise GPS positioning accuracy with a military-grade GPS receiver to provide jamming and Emerging Threat (ET) protection. The GPS receiver is supplemented with data from foreign Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations to increase accuracy, integrity, and service availability. PPS GPS-S gives the military surveyor the tools they need to complete their missions with minimum time-on-station even in the face of GPS signal Emerging Threat (ET), attempted jamming, or Electronic Warfare (EW).

Achieve Your Survey Mission Using Fully Protected Military GPS Signals Supplemented by Civilian GNSS Signals:

  • Enjoy the benefits of industry-standard survey capabilities while operating in military environments.
  • Don’t let the threat of Emerging Threat (ET) and jamming interrupt your mission.
  • No need to be exposed at the same location because you had to go back to complete the job.
  • PPS GPS-S operates exactly the same whether keyed or unkeyed.

At the core of the PPS GPS - S system is TAG’s GNSS Controller, the TC -301 TAG Commander® rugged tablet. The TC-301 integrates both military GPS and civilian GNSS receivers, advanced Real - Time Kinematic (RTK) signal processing technology, a miniature military grade wireless radio, and an Intel® embedded low power multi -core processor, housed inside a rugged military grade tablet with a 7” daylight readable touchscreen display and dual hot-swappable long-life batteries.

The high- precision, military GPS receiver provides GPS signal assurance and security with enhanced noise and signal rejection capabilities.The advanced integrated radio provides RTK corrections for centimeter level real-time positioning accuracy and robotic control of compatible Total Stations. In stationary mode and utilizing postprocessing software, PPS GPS-S delivers millimeter-level accuracy. PPS GPS -S features Carlson® SurvPC Mil, a powerful commercial survey software for RTK survey systems and Total Stations. SurvPC Mil is built around Carlson’s world renowned SurvCE platform and has been customized to meet the needs of the military surveyor.


Precision Survey System

Precision Survey System Highlights

  • Highly Accurate Antenna Phase-Center Stability
  • Enhanced Carrier-Phase Measurement Accuracy
  • Centimeter-Level Accuracy, Millimeter-Level with Post-Processing Base Station Survey Tripod with Plumb Bob and Height of Instrument (HI) Rod
  • Tribrach with Optical Plummet
  • Carbon Fiber 2-Meter Rover Pole with Cable Management and Bi-Pod
  • Quick Release Mounting Hardware for Rugged Tablet and Rover Pole
  • Controller User-Selectable to Perform as either Base Station or Rover
  • In-Field Wireless Transmission of RTK Corrections
  • Designed, Built and Tested to Survive Harsh Military Environments
  • Optimized for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Balanced with Functionality
  • Robotic Radio Control of Compatible Total Stations
  • Hydrographic Survey with Compatible Depth Finders


Survey Software Highlights

  • World -Wide Industry Standard Field Survey Software Tailored to Military Environments
  • Highly Intuitive Graphical User Interface
  • Full CAD Functionality in the Field in Real - Time
  • Collect Points in the Graphics Mode:
    • Plots Points as they are Stored in the Field and Line Work is
    • Produced in Real - Time
    • Ensures Data Integrity Eliminating Return Trips
  • Stake to Points, Lines, Arcs, Surfaces, or Any Offset Thereof in Real-Time
  • Strong GIS Features for Accurate Data Capture
  • Field-to-Finish: No Need to Spend Extra Hours in the Office to Make Drawings
  • Quick and Easy Volume Calculation and Ability to Generate Points from Polylines
  • Full Suite of Coordinate Geometry Functions
  • Feature - Rich Road Creation and Staking Capabilities
  • Export Data in JXL File Format for Import into TBC and Other Post Processing Packages

GNSS Controller

  • TC-301 TAG Commander® Rugged Tablet
  • MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 Designed and Tested
  • Military GPS and Civilian GNSS Receivers Fully Integrated into Tablet
  • Unclassified-When-Keyed Operation
  • Black Key Capable, for Over-The-Air -Rekeying (OTAR), when Available from GPS Satellites
  • Programmable UHF Spread Spectrum Radio
  • Intel® Low Power Multi-Core Processor, 1.6GHZ/2GB, 32G SSD Storage
  • 7” Touchscreen Display Optimized for Sunlight Readability
  • Sealed Chassis with Military Grade Push-Pull Connectors
  • Dual Hot-Swappable Batteries for Extended Mission Time

Type Designation: AN/GSN-16


GNSS Controller: 10.1” W x 7.2” H x 2.3” D


GNSS Controller: 5.25 lbs. with Batteries


7” Widescreen Display (WSVGA) with Touchscreen

Sunlight-Readable, Low-Power Transflective Display


Dual High-Precision Integrated Receivers (GPS and GNSS)

GPS  L1 / L2 Dual Frequency Tracking
GLONASS L1 / L2 Dual Frequency Tracking
Upgradeable to Galileo and Other GNSS / SBAS

External GNSS Antenna with Highly Accurate Phase - Center Stability

Vehicle Antenna Mounts and Extended Length Cables for Remoting GNSS and UHF Antennas


15V DC-In Power Port

Data Port with IO Hub Cable Providing Dual RS-232, Dual USB, 1PPS (In/Out)

Keyfill Audio Connector

External TNC Radio Antenna Connector

External Reverse Polarity TNC GNSS Antenna Connector


2x Internal Hot-Swappable Li-Ion Batteries w/Spares

1x External 12V, 21AH Lead Acid Battery w/Carrying Bag

Run Time-Base Station

24 Hours w/External Battery, Continuous with Hot-Swap

Run Time-Rover Station

10 hours with provided Hot-Swappable Batteries

Power Supply

AC/DC Adapter with Power Cord (110-220VAC)

DC/DC Converter (11-32VDC) for Connection to External Batteries and Other Power Sources

Vehicle Adapter and Charger (NATO plug, and Alligator Clips)


Adjustable Transmit Power Up-to 1W, 10+km Range; Extended Range with Repeater

Integrated High-Speed, Low-Power, Spread Spectrum UHF Radio

Operates Multiple Base Stations within a Closed Operating Network

Optional 128 / 256 bit AES Encryption

Operating Modes

GNSS Differential: LADGPS, RTK, Static/Rapid Static, and Kinematic

GNSS Stand-Alone: Navigation and Point Positioning
Total Station: Robotic Radio Control or Direct Connect of Compatible Total Stations within the Closed Network

Hydrographic Survey: Depth Finders with NMEA 0183 Output in DBT or DPT Format

Message Format
RTCM 194-93/SC104-STD (Send and Receive)
CMR+ Available Upon Request

Positioning Performance

FOUO Available on Request

Navigation Waypoints


Coordinate Systems

User Selectable UTM, UPS, MGRS,Lat/Long, USNG

Geodetic Datums

Default WGS 84, User Selectable Any Listed in NIMA TR 8350.2


HAE, MSL, Supports the use of Worldwide Geoid Models and Local Geoid Models

Receiver Data Interchange

RINEX 2.10 or 3.0

Auxiliary Equipment Supported

Leveling Sensors, Laser Range Finders, Hydrographic Sensors


LandXML, JXL File for Import into TBC, Points, DTM, Graphics, Alignments, Profiles and Sections

File Formats Support

Esri® File Format Support Upgrade Optional

ASCII File Import / Export Supported

CAD Formats: .dwg, .dxf, .dgn, .shp, .mxd

Reference and Rover Station Accessories

External USB Keyboard w/Trackball,  2.5” External Hard Drive,  External USB Slot Loading DVD-R/W Drive

Transit Cases, Travel Bags, Screen Protector, Stylus

System Includes All Components Required to Deploy as a Base Station or Rover Receiver

810G Environmental

Temperature, Shock, Vibration, Altitude, Sand/Dust, Driving Rain, Fungus/Mold, Salt/Fog

461F EMI/EMC Specifications (Army Ground)

EMI/EMC (CE102, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116, RE102, RE103, RS103)

Export of Military GPS Receiver is authorized for GPS Memorandum of Understanding countries only. Ask us about an exportable version that is fully ruggedized but without the controlled PPS GPS receiver.

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