• GPS User Equipment, A Concept in Modular Design

      Candy, Donald W.; Hoover, Wayne M.; Texas Instrument Incorporated (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1978-11)
      A brief introduction to the Global Positioning System is presented. Functional modularity of GPS User Equipment systems and subsystems is studied. Physical modularity and commonality of hardware and software functions are discussed with respect to Design To Cost (DTC) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) goals. Commonality of hardware and software support systems is explored with respect to increased development efficiency. Finally, a composite overview of the Texas Instruments High Dynamics and Manpack Vehicular User Equipments is presented with emphasis placed on the use of technology and vertical integration for DTC/LCC.