|Abstract:||In this contribution we will provide an overview of the work that has been done on pulsar navigation and show a new direction in pulsar-based navigation research. Up until now the focus has been on X-ray pulsars, whereas our focus will be on the possibility of using radio pulsars. The radio frequency range has been neglected because the radio-frequency pulses were assumed to be too weak to detect with antennas of a reasonable size. We will demonstrate that with a relatively small antenna radio pulses can be detected even on Earth. In our discussion we will make a comparison of pulsar navigation with GNSS and the differences are analyzed in a detailed discussion on both navigation methods.|
|Published in:||NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 58, Number 2|
|Pages:||153 - 164|
|Cite this article:||
Buist, Peter J., Engelen, Steven, Noroozi, Arash, Sundaramoorthy, Prem, Verhagen, Sandra, Verhoeven, Chris, "Overview of Pulsar Navigation: Past, Present and Future Trends", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 58, No. 2,
2011, pp. 153-164.
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