AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION OF GPS SATELLITES: A CHALLENGE FOR THE FUTURE

Andrew Codik

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Abstract: As the Global Positioning System (GPS) is maturing, potential enhancements and improvements to the system have been studied. One such potential enhancement is the ability of the GPS satellites to navigate in an autonomous mode, which would significantly reduce the Control Segment (CS) service requirements. Conceptual feasibility has been established recently and reported elsewhere. This paper addresses the implementation feasibility of autonomous navigation as applied to a Block II type of space vehicle. Operational issues affecting the CS and Space Segment (SS) are also addressed.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 32, Number 3
Pages: 221 - 232
Cite this article: Codik, Andrew, "AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION OF GPS SATELLITES: A CHALLENGE FOR THE FUTURE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 32, No. 3, Fall 1985, pp. 221-232.
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