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.
RAND Corporation1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA United States 90407-2138
- Lamar, J V
- Rowell, L N
- Mate, J J
- Publication Date: 1977-7
- Pagination: 100 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Geometry; Global Positioning System; Navigation systems; Navigational satellites; Rangefinders; Satellite navigation systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Pseudo random systems; Range finding
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- 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