Accession Number : ADA311273

Title :   System Implications and Innovative Applications of Satellite Navigation (Les Applications nouvelles offertes par la navigation par satellite et leurs incidences au niveau systemes).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA311273

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 163

Abstract : The Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS) is now operational and GLONASS will soon be declared operational. Meanwhile, INMARSAT has announced its intent to expand its services to include navigation signals broadcast from geostationary satellites, and several industrial organizations plan to provide commercial, satellite based, navigation services. With prospects for reliable worldwide service becoming a reality, the technical and financial barriers to innovative applications are being overcome. This Lecture Series will provide an appreciation of the technical, operational and performance features of satellite based navigation including the signal in space and the user equipment for GPS, GLONASS, and integrated UPS/GLONASS implementations; assessment of the quality of service that has been achieved and an introduction to projected service enhancements. The introductory lecture will provide an overview of Satellite based navigation and some of the imaginative uses to which it has already been put. The application of Satellite signals to precision approach and landing for Civil Aviation and for determination of vehicle attitude (orientation) will be featured in the following lectures. Other topics include Quality monitoring of user's navigation solutions, the integration of satellite navigation with inertial measurements and high precision relative and differential positioning. This Lecture Series, sponsored by the Mission Systems Panel of AGARD, has been implemented by the Consultant and Exchange Programme.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, MONITORING, RELIABILITY, INTEGRATION, NAVIGATION, POSITION FINDING, PRECISION, NAVIGATION SATELLITES, USER NEEDS, CIVIL AVIATION, INERTIAL SYSTEMS, SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, ATTITUDE(INCLINATION).

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE