Accession Number : ADA321324

Title :   GPS and Its Application in Navigation System Test Flights.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA321324

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : With the rapid development of science and technology, the global positioning system appeared in April, 1993, when the United States sent the last satellite into orbit and declared that the GPS constellation of 24 satellites was finally deployed. This system, gradually perfected and mature, has been widely applied in aviation, aerospace, sea voyage, geodesy, land navigation as well as in various military and civil projects. Featuring global coverage, all-weather operation, high cost-efficiency of user equipment and capabilities of providing high precision data, including location, velocity and time, GPS and differential GPS were successfully applied in the navigation system test flights as location and velocity references.

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, FLIGHT TESTING, UNITED STATES, PRECISION, OPERATION, USER NEEDS, TRANSLATIONS, GEODESY, CIVIL AFFAIRS, ALL WEATHER, LAND AREAS, CHINA, SURFACE NAVIGATION.

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE