Accession Number : ADA141665

Title :   Differential NAVSTAR GPS (Global Positioning System) Design Concept for Harbor/Harbor Entrance Marine Navigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 82-Oct 83,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Vilcans, J ; Kalafus, R M

PDF Url : ADA141665

Report Date : May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report presents a design concept for a high-precision system for harbor/harbor entrance navigation. The concept is based on differential operation of NAVSTAR GPS, whereby local corrections to the satellite signals are broadcast to mariners in a harbor area. The system is expected to provide continuous navigation service with a predictable (absolute) accuracy of 8-12 meters (2drms). The design is configured around a hypothetical system to cover New York Harbor. The report addresses the hardware configuration and costs of installing and maintaining the system. Also provided are guidelines for verifying the performance of the system.

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *HARBORS, RADIO SIGNALS, RETRANSMISSION, SHIPS, SURFACE NAVIGATION, LIGHTHOUSES, RADIO STATIONS

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE