TAG Military GNSS Survey System - PPS GPS-S

Fully Militarized Survey System Using a Military GPS Receiver Supplemented by Multi-GNSS Systems with Assured PNT for ALL Precise Modes of Operation

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).

Type Designation: AN/GSN-16
Item Name: SURVEYING SET, SATELLITE SIGNALS

Cage Code: 0XXY5
DUNS: 012537903
GSA: GS-35F-5822H

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TAG Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S)

Built Around a Fully Functional Windows Tablet that Meets the Toughest Military Environments

The high-precision, military GPS receiver provides GPS signal assurance, 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 post-processing 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.


TAG Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S)

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

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.


TAG Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Global Positioning System-Survey (GPS-S)

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TAG Military GNSS Survey System - PPS GPS-S
Specifications below are subject to change without notice.
Dimensions GNSS Controller: 10.1” W x 7.2” H x 2.3” D
Weight GNSS Controller: 5.25 lbs. with Batteries
Display 7” Widescreen Display (WSVGA) with Touchscreen
Sunlight-Readable, Low-Power Transflective Display
GPS/GNSS Dual High-Precision Integrated Receivers (GPS / 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
Connectors 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
Batteries 2x Internal Hot-Swappable Li-Ion w/Spares
1x External 12V, 21AH Lead Acid 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)
Radio 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
Augmentation Message Format RTCM 194-93/SC104-STD (Send / Receive)
CMR+ Available Upon Request
Positioning Performance FOUO Available on Request
Navigation Waypoints 999+
Coordinate Systems User Selectable UTM, UPS, MGRS,Lat/Long, USNG
Geodetic Datums Default WGS 84, User Selectable Any Listed in NIMA TR 8350.2
Geoids 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 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
Meets MIL-STD 810G Environmental Specifications Temperature, Shock, Vibration, Altitude, Sand/Dust, Driving Rain, Fungus/Mold, Salt/Fog
Meets MIL-STD 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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