Accession Number:

ADA030708

Title:

Study of the Impact of the Global Positioning System on Army Survey

Descriptive Note:

Contract rept.

Corporate Author:

DBA SYSTEMS INC MELBOURNE FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

This report was initiated to determine the impact of one new technology, the Global Positioning SystemGPS, on Army survey. This report presents a brief synopsis of current field army survey units, methods, and equipment. It also gives a general description of the envisioned Global Positioning System with specific emphasis on the user segment, which will be deployed to the field. In addition, possible initial applications of GPS though augmentation of current survey methods and the possibility of deriving advanced concepts for operational deployment and techniques are presented. The conclusions are discussed which show that the GPS will significantly impact position and velocity determination, particularly in four primary areas response time, manpower, equipment, and accuracy.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE