Potential Uses for Handheld GPS Jamming Detector Are Considerable
Springfield, Virginia, USA, January 24, 2013. Portable, pager-sized and battery operated, the CTL3500 uses low-noise signal amplification with precision SAW filters and logarithmic detection to detect interference to L1 GPS sensor signals. It’s designed to detect the presence of too much GPS satellite power or non-GPS signal and interference broadcasting on the satellite navigation L1 channel. This could indicate inadvertent interference, or intentional electronic warfare attacks, or the use of commercial jammers intended to jam GPS signals.
The potential uses for the L1 GPS CTL3500 are considerable:
- Law Enforcement
- Testing Labs
- Mobile GPS Environments
- Weight Stations
- Toll Collection Sites
- Fleet Management
- Cell Phone Testing
Managing Director and founder of Chronos Technology, Prof. Charles Curry, says “GPS jammers are being used by criminals in increasing numbers to defeat and cheat not only commercial on-board navigation and recovery systems but also law enforcement tracking systems; indeed, the U.K. police have successfully monitored occasions of GPS jamming with the CTL3500.”
The device is also ideal for operations and support engineers to check GPS antenna installations. The CTL3500 can be used to check roof-top installations for interference from other sources and adjacent GPS antennas and to check if the GPS signal is being accidentally rebroadcasted from a poorly made or corroded cable, connector, or antenna assembly.
NavtechGPS VP and CTO Franck Boynton says, “I think the capabilities and potential uses of this small hand held interference and jamming detector are considerable, and we are pleased to be working with Chronos, experts in the field of GPS jamming detection, to introduce the CTL3500 to the U.S. market.”