A COMPARISON OF MULTICHANNEL, SEQUENTIAL AND MULTIPLEX GPS RECEIVERS FOR AIR NAVIGATION

Robert A. Maher

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Abstract: As the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) begins moving beyond the initial development stage, potential air navigation users are going to have a considerable range of choices for set designs. This paper describes three of the main receiver architecture approaches: multichannel, sequential, and multiplex (MUX). These major options are compared according to functional capabilities, effects of dynamics on navigation accuracy, and relative cost. Oscillatorg-loading effects are addressed. The most appropriate choice for a given military or civil air navigation application likely involves a judicious combination of the various basic set architectures. A general familiarity with NAVSTARGPS is assumed.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 31, Number 2
Pages: 96 - 111
Cite this article: Maher, Robert A., "A COMPARISON OF MULTICHANNEL, SEQUENTIAL AND MULTIPLEX GPS RECEIVERS FOR AIR NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 1984, pp. 96-111.
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