• GPS-Trak Low Cost Alternative to Auto-Tracking Using GPS and Multimode Single Axis Antenna Techniques

      Sullivan, Arthur; Arthur Sullivan & Associates (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1992-10)
      The GPS Satellite System provides precise determination of time, space, and position of aerospace (airborne) vehicles during flight and flight test situations. The cost of "GPS" equipment has been decreasing dramatically -- a phenomenon similar to that which was experienced with "hand held" calculators 20 years or so ago. By the use of a multigain (and beam) antenna and GPS, a very low cost single axis system can be utilized for reception of telemetry and at the same time to provide accurate position, velocity, and acceleration information concerning the airborne vehicle.