Accession Number : ADP005442

Title :   GPS (Global Positioning System): Overview and Present Status,

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

Personal Author(s) : Hartl,Ph. ; Schoeller,W. ; Thiel,K. -H.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The test phase of the Global Positioning System has demonstrated its outstanding performance. With the differential method the relative accuracies achieve values that open its use even for the precision approach of a/c landing. The development of new techniques allows the 3-dimensional attitude measurement and angular rate determination. Diverse civilian groups will use GPS in the future; in particular motor car drivers, geodesists, civil engineers etc. This review paper describes the present state of development and discusses the various practical applications.

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, RADIO NAVIGATION, TRACKING, POSITION FINDING, ACCURACY, THREE DIMENSIONAL, ATTITUDE(INCLINATION), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, APPROACH, NAVIGATION SATELLITES, CIVIL AVIATION, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Navigation and Guidance
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE