Accession Number : AD0768960

Title :   Survey of Position Location Techniques for CDEC (Combat Development Experimentation Center).

Descriptive Note : Special rept. no. 4,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lynch,W. M.

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The primary requirements for a position location system for CDEC are: (1) The system must determine position of vehicles on the ground in irregular terrain to an accuracy of 50 meters; (2) The positions of 300 vehicles must be read out at a central experiment control center in less than 30 seconds; (3) The size, weight, and power consumption of the mobile equipment must be satisfactory for installation in vehicles as small as jeeps. To insure reliable operation in very rough terrain, the equipment must not be too complex; and, (4) The system must be fully automatic and capable of operation during day or night. Once the mobile equipment is calibrated, it must not require correction or resetting during an experiment by personnel in the vehicle. The purposes of the report are to define DCEC requirements for a position location system, to determine whether any currently available navigation system would meet CDEC needs, and to make recommendations for procuring a satisfactory system.

Descriptors :   (*RADIO NAVIGATION, REVIEWS), (*SURFACE TARGETS, *POSITION FINDING), RADIO EQUIPMENT, RADIO TRANSMISSION, TRIANGULATION, NETWORKS, HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, DIRECTION FINDING STATIONS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, TARGET ACQUISITION

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE