Accession Number : ADA302924

Title :   On Design and Analysis of a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Aided Navigation System for an Unmanned Airborne Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Christofis, Alexandros

PDF Url : ADA302924

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to investigate using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, for the guidance of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) seeking precise navigation. Being fully operationally deployed by now, GPS is the indispensable tool for every application that requires precise positioning. By applying the Differential Positioning Technique, GPS becomes accurate to the point that its position and velocity outputs can be used as inputs to aflight control computer of a UAV. The Archytas

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, STATIONS, POSITION(LOCATION), AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, ACCURACY, THESES, NAVIGATION, FLIGHT, POSITION FINDING, RADIO RECEIVERS, PRECISION, UNMANNED, SELF OPERATION, HOMING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE