PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COAST GUARD'S DIFFERENTIAL GPS SERVICE

P. M. Creamer, D. H. Alsip, and J. P. Radziszewski

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Abstract: The United States Coast Guard is responsible for the design, procurement, installation, and operation of reference stations, broadcast facilities, monitor sites, and control stations to provide a Differential GPS (DGPS) service for coastal and other critical waterways of the United States. The DGPS service is intended to support a number of applications where system accuracy, reliability, and integrity are all critical to safe and efficient navigation. As part of the design effort, the Coast Guard has analyzed the accuracy, reliability, and integrity requirements of four DGPS applications: harbor and harbor approach navigation, vessel traffic service (VTS) surveillance, aids to navigation (ATON) positioning, and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surveying. This paper provides an overview of the DGPS design efforts, and describes the analysis methodologies used to derive the DGPS reliability and integrity requirements.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 40, Number 4
Pages: 375 - 394
Cite this article: Creamer, P. M., Alsip, D. H., Radziszewski, J. P., "PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COAST GUARD'S DIFFERENTIAL GPS SERVICE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter 1993-1994, pp. 375-394.
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