Accession Number : ADA192609

Title :   NAVSTAR Global Positioning System.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Schwab, Rudolph T

PDF Url : ADA192609

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) is an all-weather, jam-resistant, continuous-operation, space-based, passive radio navigation and positioning system. The GPS consists of three segments: the Space Segment, the Control Segment, and the User Segment. The United States Armed Forces will purchase over 20,000 GPS user sets, with the US Army buying 6,000 sets. This article for publication will provide the Army soldier with an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of GPS. The article includes a short history on why GPS was developed, discusses the three GPS segments, and provides examples on how GPS will enhance US Army operations.

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, CONTROL, HISTORY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), PASSIVE SYSTEMS, POSITION(LOCATION), USER NEEDS

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE