Accession Number:

ADA502867

Title:

NRL GPS Bibliography - An Annotated Bibliography of the Origin and Development of the Global Position System at the Naval Research Laboratory

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2009-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

The broad utility of GPS is widely recognized and appreciated. Less well known is the critical role played by the Naval Research Laboratory in its invention, concept demonstration, operational configuration, inception, and continued development. Perhaps this is in part due to the quiet way the Laboratory goes about pursuing scientific and technical excellence. Although ample documentation on the NRL role in GPS still remains, it is largely in the form of memoranda, technical reports, series of proceedings from specialized technical conferences, and a relatively few widely published articles. Many of the key technical reports were classified when originally produced, were not declassified until the mid 1990s, and were not disseminated at that time. This bibliography is offered as an aid to those who are interested in better understanding the NRL role in the origins of GPS. Bibliographic citations, primarily of published works, are presented. These are annotated with abstracts, photos, and figures, to facilitate selecting which of the referenced papers to examine more closely. A timeline is provided to aid in setting the citations in their context of historical development.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE