INTEGRATION OF GPS AND LORAN-C/CHAYKA: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Dirk Kugler

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Although the absolute accuracy of Loran-C is not very high approximately 200-400 m , the overall system is superior to nonaugmented GPS with regard to some performance parameters e.g., integrity. Notably, Loran-C’s low-frequency signal propagation has a completely different immunity profile to noise, fading, and interference as compared with GPS. These complementary system features form a good basis for integrated hybrid navigation systems. In addition, Loran-C in Europe is operated under the auspices of the Northwestern European Loran-C System NELS Consortium and is under civil control, which addresses a key institutional question raised about GPS.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 46, Number 1
Pages: 1 - 12
Cite this article: Kugler, Dirk, "INTEGRATION OF GPS AND LORAN-C/CHAYKA: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 46, No. 1, Spring 1999, pp. 1-12.
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