COVERAGE OF DGPS/RADIOBEACONS

Per Enge, Peter Levin, Andrew Hansen, and Rudolph Kalafus

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Differential GPS (DGPS)/radiobeacons are being deployed worldwide because they are a cost-effective way to broadcast DGPS corrections over relatively large areas to mobile marine users. They simply require the addition of a GPS reference station and a minimum shift keying (MSK) modulator to any existing marine radiobeacon. This paper describes the worldwide growth in the number of DGPS/ radiobeacons, and it details an algorithm that estimates the coverage of an individual DGPS/radiobeacon. It also includes an appendix that addresses forward error correction and data compression for DGPS/radiobeacons.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 39, Number 4
Pages: 363 - 382
Cite this article: Enge, Per, Levin, Peter, Hansen, Andrew, Kalafus, Rudolph, "COVERAGE OF DGPS/RADIOBEACONS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 39, No. 4, Winter 1992-1993, pp. 363-382.
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