Articles in the Navigation Category

Jul 2010 | No Comment

The reference scenario is defined by a set of navigation systems; each system is composed by a set of signal generators (constellation) and by a common time reference. Each transmitter must be synchronized to the time base; this operation is performed using different algorithms in order to generate a time correction to be transmitted to the receiver…

Jun 2010 | No Comment

Accurate and continuous position computation is a key task for vehicle navigation and telematics applications. In most portable car navigation and telematics devices, the position is determined based only on GPS data. However, in urban canyons stand-alone GPS suffers signal masking and reflections of the signal from buildings, large vehicles, and other reflective surfaces. Driving tests in such metropolises as Hong Kong…

May 2010 | No Comment

The 746th Test Squadron (746 TS) recently completed qualification testing on the F-22 Raptor’s Global Inertial Navigation System (GINS). The program is the second of two iterations of major test efforts the 746 TS has conducted on the system since 2001…

May 2010 | No Comment

From the early days of the development of basic navigational software built into satellite navigational receivers, it has been noted that for the sake of simplicity and a number of other reasons, this navigational software is often based on methods of limited accuracy [1]. It is surprising that even nowadays the use of navigational software is still used in a loose manner, sometimes ignoring basic principles and adopting oversimplified…

Feb 2010 | No Comment

The Global Positioning System(GPS) (Brown and Hwang 1997; Farrell and Barth 1999; Gelb 1974) and inertial navigation system (INS) have complementary operational characteristics and the synergy of both systems has been widely explored. An integrated GPS/INS system is typically carried out through the extended Kalman filter (EKF). The EKF is the approximate nonlinear filters which linearizes the system…

Aug 2009 | Comments Off on It’s all about Location… NAVIGATOR
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LBS appear to be one of the next natural steps in our move towards a truly unwired permanently connected society

The past decade has seen a quantum jump in mobile usage driven by two factors – one on the basic premise that almost everyone talks and walks and secondly, the underlying technology that has enabled this …

Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Calibration method of IMU based only accelerometers
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Because of the MEMS inertial sensors being more and cheaper, most studies focus on their applications. It is known that the simple principle and construction of the MEMS accelerometer make it is possible to improve the performance of MEMS accelerometers faster than that of gyros, so most efforts are done to use only the linear accelerometers forming the IMU called IMU-BA which has the potential market in the land and air navigation system, such as the car…

Apr 2009 | Comments Off on A sensor architecture for high precision UAS navigation
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The effort for realizing fully autonomous and operative Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) induced the need of developing innovative techniques for integrating measurements derived from different aircraft navigation systems. Since no human aid is available onboard UAVs, navigation hardware must attain larger capabilities than the ones of manned platforms. In particular, the most important features that shall be considered are autonomy, safety,…

Mar 2009 | No Comment
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Certain emerging navigation performance requirements for maritime applications are challenging to satisfy using systems available today. Very stringent performance requirements have, in particular, been identified for port areas, and cover aspects including service robustness, accuracy, integrity and availability…

Nov 2008 | No Comment

At SatNav, we have had the privilege of seeing the Indian GPS Navigation Industry from the year 2002, the time we launched our first voice based system, when comments like ‘who needs it?’, ‘my driver knows all the places’, ‘I prefer asking a panwallah to such devices’were the norm. Today the world has changed where the comments are, ‘why doesn’t it tell me the right way to my home?’ and ‘it’s a useful product’, ‘we appreciate…