Accession Number : ADA140567

Title :   Applications of the GPS (Global Positioning System) Geodetic Receiver System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Hermann,B ; Evans,A G ; Hill,R W ; Meyerhoff,S ; Sims,M

PDF Url : ADA140567

Report Date : 14 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Defense Mapping Agency, in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is sponsoring the development of a Global Positioning System geodetic receiver (GEOSTAR). The receiver is capable of observing up to four satellites simultaneously by sampling segments of broadcast signals from different satellites in a time-multiplexing sense using a single dual frequency channel. The receiver system was designed to measure the geodetic coordinates of points to an accuracy of one meter and to provide first-order estimates of baselines of up to several hundred kilometers in length. In addition, the receiver can support positioning and attitude determination of geophysical survey platforms under low dynamic conditions. Descriptions of these applications are presented.

Descriptors :   *Global positioning system, *Radio receivers, Geodesy, Position finding, Radio navigation, Attitude(Inclination), Determination, Antennas

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE