Accession Number : ADA262830


Title :   System Analysis for a Kinematic Positioning System Based on the Global Positioning System


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LTD SUNNYVALE CA


Personal Author(s) : Geier, G J ; Loomis, Peter V W ; Kleusberg, Alfred


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262830.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 132


Abstract : This report documents the findings of a study to design a kinematic positioning system to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging and hydrographic survey operations. Survey quality GPS receivers are considered, due to the accuracy constraints (10 cm vertical positioning). Use of auxiliary sensors (i.e., INS and high quality clocks) is considered to improve navigation performance when GPS is unavailable. Predicted navigation performance indicates that the accuracy requirements can be met, except at the extremes of the expected separation distances from the reference station. The integer ambiguities associated with the carrier phase measurements can generally be resolved within 7 minutes by processing all available satellites. Measurement gaps of roughly 60 seconds can be tolerated without losing the integers when using a high quality INS.... Dredging, Inertial navigation system, Global positioning system, Kinematic survey, Hydrographic survey.


Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , *NAVIGATION SATELLITES , *DREDGING , *HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING , KINEMATICS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , REQUIREMENTS , MEASUREMENT , RECEIVERS , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , PHASE MEASUREMENT , INERTIAL NAVIGATION , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , ERRORS , CLOCKS , ACCURACY , QUALITY , NAVIGATION , SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE