This report discusses the joint Applied Physics Laboratory/Maritime Administration evaluation of the TRANSIM Low-Cost Satellite Navigation System. This work was sponsored by the Maritime Administration Office of Research and Development. The evaluation lasted nine months, during which period the system was installed on three different ships. During each test phase the equipment was operated solely by the ship's personnel after initial training. The major aspects of the system that were evaluated are: Operability, accuracy, availability and applicability. Reliability, economic factors, and the impact of future development of the Navy Navigation Satellite Systems are also discussed. The appendices include a short system description and several reports written by the ship's personnel. All indications are that the system was successful in all aspects evaluated and with essentially no modifications could be produced and used to meet the high seas navigation requirements through the 1980's, and beyond. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Denzler, DWR
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 267 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00017-72-C-4401
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM