Integration and testing were lately carried out on iteration 1.5 of the OCX navigation, encryption and mission upload generator (MUG), software.
The new version of GPS software will assist ground controllers better know the satellites´ exact positioning in space. The encryption software is in addition planned to automatically code and decode GPS signals, facilitating the exchange of user information by securely transmitting navigation payload data between the OCX ground system and the orbiting constellation of satellites.
The MUG software is in charge for creating spacecraft payload updates to refresh the navigation data transmitted to all GPS users. This data is normally generated for each satellite multiple times a day and assists to time and again reduce user mistake.
After the new operational control segment is executed, GPS will enhance a variety of business and economic practices, together with air traffic control, crop management, and environmental monitoring, among others. The new capabilities provided by GPS modernization will moreover offer military users increased correctness, availability, anti-jam power and international interoperability.
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