ROMSEY, England, July 15 (UPI) -- A miniaturized GPS anti-jamming product has been developed by Britain's Chemring Technology Solutions with a chip footprint about 0.2 inches squared.
The system called GINCAN is based on the adaptive antenna concept used by military systems and can be integrated into a range of applications, including satellite navigation systems for vehicles and cellular communications systems to block jamming attempts.
"Many years of developing GPS protection technology for the military has enabled our research and development team to miniaturize anti-jamming technology," said Martin Ward, product manager, Chemring Technology Solutions. "GINCAN can now be easily integrated in to a range of applications to provide effective protection against jamming devices.
"As we become increasingly reliant on GPS technology, and low-cost jammers are proliferating, so a potential time bomb is being created. Chemring Technology Solutions is now able to offer the answer to this problem with jammer protection at a reduced size, weight, power and cost footprint."
Chemring said GPS jammers have already been developed to interfere with the European Union's Galileo system, which will provide European satellite navigation independently from the Russian, USA and Chinese systems and that GINCAN can be used to support systems using Galileo.
Chemring Technology Solutions is the electronics research and development center of the Chemring Group, which is comprised of Roke Manor Research Ltd and Chemring EOD Ltd.
GINCAN is an export-controlled product.