The Moog Broad Reach TriG GPS Receiver is a follow-on to NASA JPL’s highly successful BlackJack GPS receiver. Preserving a high degree of Blackjack heritage, the hardware architecture, software code base and digital signal processing (DSP) for the POD function remain largely the same. The occultation software is based on a combination of the operational COSMIC software and new software developed at JPL.
Moog Broad Reach’s TriG receiver has the capability to track both the legacy L1CA / L2 Codeless and the new L2C / L5 signals from GPS; as well as new GNSS signals from Galileo and GLONASS. The ability to track multiple GNSS signals allows for significant improvement in the quality and quantity of the radio occultation measurements, as well as providing for seamless operations during outages of any given constellation.
Utilizing a cPCI form factor, Moog Broad Reach’s implementation creates a modular, expandable, reconfigurable receiver platform that can address single antenna POD-only applications or up to 16+ antenna reflection for science applications.