Accession Number : ADA192735

Title :   Army Space Systems for Terrestrial Applications.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Dickerman, Ronald L ; Gomez, Richard B

PDF Url : ADA192735

Report Date : 14 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Army combat forces involved in global military operations require knowledge of the terrain and accurate positioning and navigation capability to effectively perform their missions. Combat critical data from satellite-based systems to augment ground and airborne data collection, processing, and dissemination systems are crucial for the delivery and use of the needed information and intelligence in near-real time. The Army is developing ground-based testbed systems to utilize terrain and weather data collected from space-based platforms to enhance Army commanders; battlefield capabilities, and is researching new applications for the NAVSAT Global Positioning System and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored (DARPA) LIGHTSAT program that are unique to the Army. In addition, the Army is designing experiments to be conducted on the Space Shuttle.

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION SATELLITES, *POSITION FINDING, AIRBORNE, ARMY, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, DATA ACQUISITION, DISTRIBUTION, EARTH(PLANET), GLOBAL, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, GROUND LEVEL, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NAVIGATION, PLATFORMS, REAL TIME, SPACE BASED, SPACE SHUTTLES, SPACE SYSTEMS, TERRAIN, TEST BEDS, WARFARE, WEATHER, ARMY OPERATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE

Subject Categories : Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE