Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/609687
Title:
Application of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to Space Shuttle Navigation
Author:
Nilsen, Peter W.
Affiliation:
Axiomatic
Issue Date:
1977-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The present baseline Space Shuttle navigation system is comprised of several separate subsystems: TDRSS doppler ranging, TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation), MSBLS (Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System), and ground tracking. With the advent of the DOD development of the GPS, it may be possible to replace several of these subsystems with an on-board GPS navigation system. However, the Shuttle signal dynamics and environmental considerations impose unique and severe requirements for a GPS navigation system. Consequently, a preliminary study has been conducted to define requirements and configure candidate GPS systems for the Shuttle navigation function. Three configurations have been considered: an early test/demonstration system, which could be flown on early OFTs (Orbital Flight Tests), an interim system having greater capability but still not having full operational capability, and, finally, a fully operational system. A description of the test/demonstration and interim systems and the results of performance analyses are given. These preliminary results indicate that a GPS navigation accuracy greater than that obtained from the baseline system can be obtained for the orbital and de-orbit phases of the Shuttle mission.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleApplication of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to Space Shuttle Navigationen_US
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Peter W.en
dc.contributor.departmentAxiomaticen
dc.date.issued1977-10-
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe present baseline Space Shuttle navigation system is comprised of several separate subsystems: TDRSS doppler ranging, TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation), MSBLS (Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System), and ground tracking. With the advent of the DOD development of the GPS, it may be possible to replace several of these subsystems with an on-board GPS navigation system. However, the Shuttle signal dynamics and environmental considerations impose unique and severe requirements for a GPS navigation system. Consequently, a preliminary study has been conducted to define requirements and configure candidate GPS systems for the Shuttle navigation function. Three configurations have been considered: an early test/demonstration system, which could be flown on early OFTs (Orbital Flight Tests), an interim system having greater capability but still not having full operational capability, and, finally, a fully operational system. A description of the test/demonstration and interim systems and the results of performance analyses are given. These preliminary results indicate that a GPS navigation accuracy greater than that obtained from the baseline system can be obtained for the orbital and de-orbit phases of the Shuttle mission.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/609687-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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