Title page for ETD etd-04272010-020120
|Type of Document
||MacDonald, Vincent J.
||A systems engineering approach to the design of a vehicle navigation system
||Master of Science
|Blanchard, Benjamin S. Jr.
|Jones, Stephen J.
|Ricci, Fred J.
- Global Positioning System
|Date of Defense
With continuing advances in technology, the market for
vehicle navigation systems is expected to grow over the next
several years. The systems engineering process is applied to
ensure that an effective system is developed. After the need
is established, four methods of implementing a vehicle
navigation system are described. A system employing
differential GPS to determine the location of the vehicle is
chosen to be the most feasible approach.
Based on this choice, the operational requirements and
maintenance concept are defined. Possible design approaches
are then discussed. A terrestrial radio link is selected over
a satellite link to transmit the differential corrections to
users. Finally, an analysis is performed to estimate the
number of reference stations that will be required to
implement the system. The results can be used as a guideline to determine the potential cost of providing a differential
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