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Global Navigation Satellite System receiver

The QinetiQ Q20 is a high-performance Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, which is multi-constellation and multi-frequency. Designed to process encrypted signals from the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) and open services such as GPS, it provides highly accurate and resilient dynamic position, navigation and timing (PNT) information for any weapon system.

Highly sensitive and ultra compact, it offers state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor positioning capability, and enables operation in environments where conventional GPS receiver technology cannot function, e.g. urban canyons, under wet foliage, and indoors. The system is in continuous development and its novel architecture enables extremely rapid Time-To-First-Fix in a conventional signal environment, provides rapid signal acquisition, and very low signal strength tracking capability. The QinetiQ baseband processor provides digital interfaces for access to the positioning output and control of the module functions.


  • Provides security and reliability and is foremost in security compared with other navigational receivers
  • Detects and mitigates against jamming and spoofing to provide a higher assurance of accuracy
  • Low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) enables easier integration with existing systems
  • Being non-ITAR, Q20 is globally exportable

Unique selling points

A major breakthrough in the development of a robust navigation receiver, Q20 utilises the Galileo system, offering highly secure, accurate and reliable position, velocity and timing information intended for users with mission critical needs, such as governments, military and emergency services across Europe.

The receiver is a significant step towards developing an end-user product for navigation, tracking and is constantly evolving; the latest iteration, Q40, is expected before the end of 2019.

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