Honeywell said that its joint solution with InfiniDome can handle loss or lack of GPS signals seamlessly, minimising the chances of collisions and detour
Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology company, has inked a collaboration agreement with InfiniDome to develop a new technology that safeguards global positioning system (GPS) signals.
The new technology can be used for a wide range of applications, including both defence and commercial.
It can also support several vehicle platforms, including commercial aircraft, unmanned aerial systems, urban air mobility systems and surface vehicles.
Honeywell stated that GPS signals are used for navigation in both the commercial and military markets around the world. Maintaining consistency with these signals is critical and not always achievable.
Even the advanced systems can fail in “GPS-denied” environments, where signal service is marginal or blocked, said the technology firm.
Honeywell Aerospace Navigation & Sensors vice president and general manager Matt Picchetti said: “Intentional GPS jamming and spoofing incidents are on the rise, and this partnership will enable a rapid solution to this critical industry need.
“This partnership will create world-class solutions that will help accelerate the future of flight, especially in urban areas.”
Honeywell said that its joint solution with InfiniDome can handle loss or lack of GPS signals seamlessly, minimising the chances of collisions and detours.
The solution will also enable customers to increase payloads and decrease mission times with the omission of the expensive sensors that are deployed to handle GPS interferences.
It will also support public safety for quickly evolving low-altitude applications such as cargo drones and urban air transportation vehicles, said Honeywell.
InfiniDome CEO Omer Sharar said: “In combining Honeywell’s best-in-class navigation sensors with leading-edge GPS resilience technology from InfiniDome, we’re working to develop a first-of-its-kind holistic solution built on tightly integrated layers of protection for all uses of navigation for unmanned air and ground vehicles.
“InfiniDome is proud to be working collaboratively with Honeywell to bring about the next generation of GPS protection technology.”
The initial solution is expected to be commercially available in the first half of next year.