NASA TRACKING SHIP NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
The ship position and attitude measurement system that was installed aboard the tracking ship Vanguard is described. An overview of the entire system is given along with a description of how precise time and frequency is utilized. The instrumentation is broken down into its basic components. Particular emphasis is given to the inertial navigation system. Each navigation system used, a mariner star tracker, navigation satellite system, Loran C and OMEGA in conjunction with the inertial system is described. The accuracy of each system is compared along with their limitations.
- Conf-Presented at the Precise Time and Time Interval Meeting (Ptti), Dec. 1975.
Goddard Space Flight CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Greenbelt, MD USA 20770
- Mckenna, J J
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Inertial navigation systems; Loran C; Navigational satellites; Omega navigation system; Position fixing; Satellite navigation systems; Ship pilotage; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Omega navigation accuracy; Position finding; Surface navigation; Tracking stations
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00154357
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-71228, X-814-76-190
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM