GEOMETRIC PERFORMANCE OF PSEUDORANGING NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS: A COMPUTER PROGRAM

The report describes a computer program designed to analyze many aspects of the geometric performance of pseudoranging navigation satellite (NAVSAT) systems for users either on earth or in earth orbit. A NAVSAT system includes a fleet of satellites, each with an accurate clock that transmits ephemeris, time, and other signals. These signal can be received by relatively small, inexpensive equipment, thus enabling the user to compute his position and time accurately. The NAVSTAR/Global Positioning System (GPS) is such a system, and its overall user accuracy can be broken down into two components which, when multiplied together, yield an estimate of the user's position and/or time accuracy. These two components are analyzed in this report; the first depends on the relative geometry among the NAVSATS being employed and the user's location, and the second involves a determination of system errors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RAND Corporation

    1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90407-2138
  • Authors:
    • Lamar, J V
    • Rowell, L N
    • Mate, J J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-1949-AF Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: F49620-77-C-0023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM