Accession Number:

ADA133255

Title:

GPS (Global Positioning System) Data Link for Test and Training

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The Global Positioning System GPS is an excellent potential source of time-space-position information TSPI for test and training ranges, since this information is available world-wide and can be used by both air and surface players. However, in contrast to ground-based multilateration systems, GPS- derived TSPI is obtained on the player hence a means of conveying these data to the range central processor must be provided. In this report, the feasibility of using existing data communications systems to report GPS-derived player position, velocity, and time data, with and without additional player event data, was examined. Data requirements for representative range systems were estimated and matched with the capabilities of representative data links. It was concluded that telemetry and the Joint Tactical Information Distribution Systems JTIDS are the most viable link alternatives to convey the GPS-derived data to the range central processor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE