Accession Number : ADA136807

Title :   An Application of the Navstar Global Positioning System in Navigation Track Reconstruction for Naval Exercises.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Driskill,D W

PDF Url : ADA136807

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : This study investigates an application of the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) in Naval exercise reconstruction. It examines the feasibility of combining Navstar GPS, via Naval Tactical Support Activity (NTSA) data collection methods, with the Mini-Reconstruction System (MRS), a portion of the Tactical Information Management System (TIMS). The study describes Naval exercise reconstruction in general. It describes the Mini-Reconstruction Systems and exercise reconstruction using this system. Navstar GPS is described in detail. The methodology and the theoretical background for this application is discussed. Finally, the impact of GPS input on exercise reconstruction is examined in a comparison of operational characteristics of competitive navigation systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fleet exercises, *Global positioning system, *Data processing, Operations research, Tactical data systems, Data acquisition, Position finding, Data management, Tracking, Consistency, Corrections, Plotting, Navigation satellites, Theses

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE