Trimble announced that it has been awarded a five-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity) contract from the U.S. Navy to provide survey systems for the U.S. Marines Corps to support topographic missions. The contract is expected to generate approximately $5.8 million over its term.
Under the contract, Trimble will supply its Trimble® M7 Anti-Spoofing GPS-S systems, Trimble S9 robotic total stations, TSC3 data controllers with Trimble Access™ field software, Trimble Business Center office software, and the Trimble MX2 mobile scanning system.
Trimble M7 Anti-Spoofing GPS-S System — Field Proven and Ultra-Rugged for Military Use
The Trimble M7 GPS-S is a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) compliant GPS system with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capability. Developed and designed based on U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC) specifications, the Trimble M7 receiver was selected as part of a separate U.S. Marine Corps contract awarded to Trimble in June of 2012. It is the first and only SAASM-based GPS-S survey solution delivered to and currently in use by the U.S. Military. In addition, the Trimble M7 GPS-S system has been granted Security Approval by the GPS Directorate.
Designed for extreme military conditions anywhere in the world, the Trimble M7 GPS-S System provides a complete, lightweight and ultra-rugged solution for military surveying and positioning requirements. The receiver, handheld data controller and other hardware components are fully sealed and environmentally tested under stringent MIL-STD-810G guidelines.
The M7 GPS-S system is ideal for military geodetic and construction survey applications. At the heart of the system is the M7 GPS-S receiver with an SGE-41 24-Channel SAASM GPS Engine, capable of Precise Positioning Service (PPS) surveying that is accurate to 5 mm (postprocessed) and 10 mm (real-time). The system uses Trimble Access field software running on the military-proven Trimble TSC3 handheld data controller, which supports both GPS and optical surveying and is interoperable with all existing Trimble military surveying and construction machine control systems. Trimble Business Center software provides postprocessing capabilities in the office.
Trimble S9 Robotic Total Station — High Performance and Precision for Optical Surveying
Designed with a variety of field technologies, the Trimble S9 robotic total station provides a high level of accuracy and specialized engineering features for performance and precision. With SureScan™ and VISION™ technologies, surveyors can combine scanning, imaging and surveying into one solution or focus on high accuracy options such as LongRange FineLock™ and Trimble’s DR High Precision (HP) EDM for applications where precision is priority. The total station uses the TSC3 data controller running Trimble Access field software. Back in the office, users can take advantage of Trimble Business Center software to process and analyze data.
Trimble MX2 Mobile Scanning System — Spatial Imaging for Projects on the Move
The Trimble MX2 is a vehicle-mounted spatial imaging system which combines high-resolution laser scanning and precise positioning to collect geo-referenced point data from a mobile scanning platform. Designed for mapping, surveying and engineering environments, the MX2 is rugged, lightweight and portable. It is also easily deployed and redeployed on projects similar to conventional surveying equipment. For precise positioning, the MX2 uses a combined Trimble Applanix GNSS and inertial geo-referencing module. The system can be rapidly deployed onto on- and off-road vehicles of all sizes, and significantly reduces project field time and operator skill levels compared to traditional techniques. The MX2 is supplied with Trimble’s proven Trident software to rapidly extract and analyze the raw data to turn it into useful geospatial intelligence.
With dramatically reduced personnel and budgets, the U.S. Military uses Trimble systems extensively to meet critical mission objectives. Trimble has delivered high-quality positioning solutions for over 20 years to the U.S. Military and U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies. The new equipment purchase will enable the U.S. Military to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier during survey topographic missions, and reduce the time spent by Marine survey crews in hostile conditions.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.