Locata White Sands missile range ready to support customer testing

The US Air Force (USAF) 746th Test Squadron has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for its new truth reference, the ultra high-accuracy reference system (UHARS), the company said.

The company said even when GPS is being completely jammed, UHARS said it provides accurate positioning, navigation and time (PNT) over the large area of White Sands missile range (WSMR) in New Mexico that the system was designed to cover.

The company said UHARS is a rack-mounted, integrated system of improved navigation sensors, a data acquisition system (DAS) and a new post-mission Kalman filter.

Locata Corporation has invented new radiolocation technology, which gives precise positioning in the many environments where GPS is either marginal or unavailable for modern applications. Locata networks provide independent GPS-style performance.