Spirent & Rockwell Collins Working to Develop M-Code (MNSA) Capability

Spirent Federal Systems is working with Rockwell Collins to develop software that will support M-Code using the Modernized Navstar Security Algorithm (MNSA). Spirent Federal earlier this year had announced that they have received approval from the GPS Directorate to begin development of software capable of supporting M-Code using the MNSA. It is now one of the first companies to receive approval from the GPS Directorate to begin developing this kind of software.

Until now, AES and SDS have been the only methods authorized to be used within a GNSS simulator to produce M-Code. Spirent Federal Systems has provided AES M-code and SDS M-code capable simulators for many years, and as the long awaited MNSA M-code signals become available, Spirent Federal Systems is planning to make this option available to authorized users on its GSS9000 series simulator.

Spirent Federal will be exhibiting its portfolio at the ION GNSS event in Portland, Oregon from September 25-29, 2017.