Accession Number:

ADA199893

Title:

Testing and Use of the Magnavox Manpack GPS (Global Positioning System) User Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Since June 1985, Canada has employed the Magnavox GPS Manpack receivers in support of several programs. Primarily the set was used as a reference system during tests of the Primary Land Arctic Navigation System PLANS on board an M117 armoured personnel carrier during field trials at CFB Petawawa in Nov. 1985 and Sept. 1986. The set was also employed in the same capacity during sea trials of the Marine Integrated Navigation System MINS off the west coast of Vancouver Island during Nov. 1986. During the sea trial, reference data was also being recorded from a Syledis shore-based reference system 2-5 metre accuracy. GPS Manpack data was compared to the Syledis data and results are contained in the report. Keywords Global positioning system Navigation reference Manportable equipment Ground vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE