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SH-3 helicopter/global positioning system integration analysis.

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Authors
Hart, Robert Howard.
Subjects
global positioning system
SH-3 helicopter
TACNAV
Doppler radar
Advisors
Forrest, R.N.
Date of Issue
1982-10
Date
October 1982
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Global Positioning System (GPS) , the transmitted navigational signal, and the overall acquisition approach are explained. Navigational receiver components are functionally described and the hierarchy of platform integration and capability is discussed. Specifically explored is the integration of GPS into the Sikorsky SH-3 Helicopter Performance comparisons of the medium versus high dynamic receiver, based solely on preliminary simulation data, indicate that at this time the medium dynamic receiver is the optimum configuration. Elimination of the doppler radar in lieu of the five channel receiver would only be possible after thorough over-water testing of the high dynamic set. The actual velocity accuracy of GPS receivers in a hovering helicopter is the main question yet to be answered. The overall mission effectiveness of the GPS equipped SH-3 Helicopter should be significantly improved because of an accurate, stand-alone navigation system.
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ASW Academic Group
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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