Rockwell HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver

© Brooke Clarke 2012

Background
Description
Batteries
Operation
Versions
    Green SofTouch Standard - 1 meter underwater
    Black Dive Capable - 10 meters operational (20 meters survive)
    Gray Deep Dive - 24 meters operational (36 meters survive)
Publications
Related
Links

Background

The PLGR-II/HNV-2000 is more advanced than the original Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver PLGR (PSN-11) but not as much as the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver DAGR (PSN-13).  It's much more modern than the Small Lightweight GPS Receiver SLGR (PSN-10).

L1 & L2 12 channel receiver.

PLGR to DAGR
        transition

Description

The PLGR-II was made for Special Operations and some foreign governments (Australia, UK?).   It's a 12 channel L1& L2 receiver.
Montgomery Design page about PLGR and PLGR II.  "MDI worked with Rockwell to adjust the surfaces of their prototype unit, minimizing the potential for cavitation."

Batteries

Main

The removable battery tray can hold up to 8 AA cells.  There is a menu item for Alkaline or Lithium cells and for 6 or 8 cells. (not sure which 6 to install for this option).

Memory

The memory battery is the 3.6 V 1/2 AA just like the DAGR.  LS 14250

After installing the batteries the SV Status page shown ALM AGE: 99 DAYS.  But after more than a half hour later the ALM AGE: drops to 1 DAY when for sattelites are being tracked.

Operation

When starting from a cold start (both memory and main batteries removed) it takes about 12 minutes to download the almanac and ephemeris from the satellites that are in view.
See Fig 4 and Fig 5 for some startup screens.
Prior to that the display shows:
N  42 01 46.20
W  92 38 53.76
ELh+00853ft
This is near Toledo, Ohio. Maybe it's the center of the U.S.?

The normal power up sequence will lead to the current position screen and the units will be MGRS and metric by default.  But if SETUP / UNITS is used that can be changed to English, mph and feet.

Menus

From the Position page (Fig 6, Fig 7) if you press and hold the MENU/Page button you will get to the Quick Menu page.
Fig 9
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Quick Menu

Quick Menu

SETUP - Press ENTER takes you to the Setup Menu Fig 11
INIT -
KOI-18 -
DATA -
HELP -
WPT/RTE -
RCVRSTAT -
SEND -
OPS -
CALC -
APPS - Jammer Finder, Selftest, Targeting, Survey
SV -
P
If you press F8/F4 (right most soft key) when in the Quick Menu (just below P) the next screen is the Operations Menu
Fig 10
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Operations Menu

Operations Menu

WPTNAV -
MARK/MOB -
UNITS SEL -
TRACK-MODE - Enter toggles between: Continious & Standby
GOTO -
RTENAV -
SKIPWPT -
REVRTE -
HSF-CFG - History File Configuration
SEND - DATA TRANSFER: Sent To: COM-2, TYPE: all
P -
If you press MENU when in the Operations Menu the next screen will be the Setup Menu
Fig11
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Setup Menu

Setup Menu

RECEIVER -
NAV-SETUP -
USR-DTM -
USR-COORD -
KOI-18 -
KEYPAD -
UNITS -
INIT -
P -

Softkeys

When on any (?) screen you can press the softkeys to get to:
F1 - Navigation
F2 - Position
F3 - WPT001
F4 - Operations Menu

F5, F6, F7 & F8 - it's not clear how to access these?

Power Off

Press and hold PWR key then press ENTER.

Versions

Green SofTouch Standard - 1 meter underwater


Fig 1
Rockwell
                  HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                  Standard - 1 meter underwater
Fig 2
Rockwell
                  HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                  Standard - 1 meter underwater
Fig 3
Rockwell
                  HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                  Standard - 1 meter underwater
Fig 4
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                Standard - 1 meter underwater
Fig 5
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                Standard - 1 meter underwater


Fig 6
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                Standard - 1 meter underwater
Fig 7
Rockwell
                HNV-2000 PLGR II SPGR GPS Receiver Green SofTouch
                Standard - 1 meter underwater



Black Dive Capable - 10 meters operational (20 meters survive)

See PLGR II info on DAGR web page

Gray Deep Dive - 24 meters operational (36 meters survive)

No info.

Publications

Rockwell PLGR II Publications

Title
Rockwell p/n
Shrt Title
Format
$
UG/IFE Guide L1 SOLGR (HNV-2000) Pocket Checklist 523-0778857 CPG/IFE Guid L1 CD ROM 288.00
PPG/IFE Guid L1 Paper 320.00
INB L1 Gun-Laying System Dual-Receiver GLS Operation and Single-Receiver GLS Operation 523-0780235 CP INB L1 CD ROM 772.01
PP INB L1 Paper 865.00
INB L1 PLGR-II Precise Positioning Service (PPS) Op and Maint Man 523-0780255 CP INB L1 CD ROM 772.01
PP INB L1 Paper 865.00
INB L1 PLGR/VPLGR II 2000 Operation and Maintenance Manual 523-0780717 CP INB L1 CD ROM 1966.36
PP INB L1 Paper 2185.00
OPG L1 PLGR II Deep Dive 523-0780726 CP OPG L1 CD ROM 113.00
PP OPG L1 Paper 125.00

       Military Technical Manuals (TMs)  

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