Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a software capability that fuses data from multiple sensors, enabling aircraft to operate safely in a GPS-denied environment.
The tests, conducted earlier in 2017 for the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), demonstrated the ability of the company’s All Source Adaptive Fusion (ASAF) software to navigate aircraft precisely to fixed land-based and mobile ship-based recovery locations.
“ASAF uses high-speed algorithms and hardware to generate navigational solutions from data gathered from a variety of sources including radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), light detection and ranging, star tracker, magnetometer, altimeter, and other signals of opportunity,” the company said in a statement.
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