EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF USING THE GPS FOR LANDSAT 4 ONBOARD NAVIGATION

W. P. Birmingham, B. L. Miller and W. L. Stein

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Abstract: The first use of the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) by a spaceborne user occurred with the launch of NASA’s Landsat 4 on July 16, 1982. One of the experimental packages onboard Landsat 4 is the Global Positioning System Package (GPSPAC). A brief description of the GPSPAC is presented and the operational history of the GPSPAC experiment onboard Landsat 4 is outlined. The responsibility for the control of the GPSPAC experiment and for the validation of its results resides at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The role ofthe Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) primarily is to aid GSFC in achieving the objectives of the GPSPAC experiment. Results of NSWC’s evaluation of the GPSPAC performance are presented.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 30, Number 3
Pages: 244 - 251
Cite this article: Birmingham, W. P., Miller, B. L., Stein, W. L., "EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF USING THE GPS FOR LANDSAT 4 ONBOARD NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1983, pp. 244-251.
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