Reserve Navigation System for Ships Based on Coastal Radio Beacons

Jan M. Kelner, Cezary ZiĆ³lkowski, Leszek Nowosielski, Marian Wnuk

Abstract: Satellite navigation is now widely used in a land, sea, and air transport. It is easy to forecast the negative effects related to the lack of a signal of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), especially in the aviation and maritime traffic. In 20th century they were allayed the terrestrial navigation systems, e.g. Decca, Omega, Loran-C. Recently, only eLoran is used, as a backup system for GNSS. The Polish Defense Ministry plans to develop a new navigation system that should provide positioning data for the Polish Navy ships that will carry out combat missions in coastal areas, regardless of GNSS. This paper presents the concept of a reserve navigation system (RNS) that is based on the signal Doppler frequency (SDF) location method. Effectiveness of RNS is shown on the basis of simulation studies. Obtained results indicate the possibility of the vessel positioning on the basis of signals from one or more radio beacons of the system.
Published in: Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016
April 11 - 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Savannah, GA
Pages: 393 - 402
Cite this article: Kelner, Jan M., ZiĆ³lkowski, Cezary, Nowosielski, Leszek, Wnuk, Marian, "Reserve Navigation System for Ships Based on Coastal Radio Beacons," Proceedings of IEEE/ION PLANS 2016, Savannah, GA, April 2016, pp. 393-402.
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