GPS-AIDED LANE MARKING AND REPORTING FOR SHALLOW-WATER MINE NEUTRALIZATION

Alan G. Evans, Bruce R. Hermann, and James F. Jeroski

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Abstract: This paper investigates the use of GPS to assist with the marking and reportingof lanes cleared of mines in preparation for a military amphibious assault. The feasibility of using GPS, inertial navigation systems (INS), GPS/INS, GPS translators, radar, laser, and videometric technologies is included in the concept study. Sensor data from the mentioned devices have potential for enhancing overall system performance and/or mission success during shallow-water mine countermeasure operations. The main objective of the study is to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the various sensor technologies as regards cost, accuracy, ruggedness, size, weight, power, and other considerations. With regard to GPS, dynamic robustness and vulnerability aspects are reviewed. Both differential and absolute GPS positioning accuracy are discussed for present and future systems within the constraints of the amphibious application. A discussion of the background for the study and the assumed scenario and environment for the operation is presented. Recommendations and conclusions are given.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 43, Number 4
Pages: 437 - 450
Cite this article: Evans, Alan G., Hermann, Bruce R., Jeroski, James F., "GPS-AIDED LANE MARKING AND REPORTING FOR SHALLOW-WATER MINE NEUTRALIZATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 43, No. 4, Winter 1996-1997, pp. 437-450.
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