FIELD TEST RESULTS ON THE USE OF TRANSLATED GPS FOR TRIDENT I

Lawrence L. Wells

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: GPS receivers have been considered for tracking or locating everything from individual soldiers to bombers and ICBMs. Translated GPS is a consideration in those tracking applications where size or cost makes an onboard GPS receiver impractical. The range safety tracking problem posed by the Trident II (D-5) SLBM is a case in point. The U.S. Navy contracted the development and construction of a demonstration translated GPS tracking system to assess the technical risk of using GPS for range safety and to demonstrate tracking accuracy. Field tests were conducted with the completed system using scheduled Trident I (C-4) test launches. This paper describes the translated GPS tracking system concept, the field tests that were performed, and the results of those field tests.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 34, Number 2
Pages: 115 - 123
Cite this article: Wells, Lawrence L., "FIELD TEST RESULTS ON THE USE OF TRANSLATED GPS FOR TRIDENT I", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer 1987, pp. 115-123.
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