• A UNIVERSAL RANGE TIMING SYSTEM USING NAVSTAR GPS

      McConnell, John B.; Hoefener, Carl E.; Western Space and Missile Center; Interstate Electronics Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) allows extremely accurate global determination of time as well as position and velocity. Currently, the DoD test and training ranges of the United States are working towards using GPS to obtain position and velocity information and recently attention has been given to using GPS for precise range timing. This paper provides background information, discusses the advantages of using GPS for range timing, and describes two timing system configurations using Tri-Service GPS range equipment.
    • UTILIZING GPS FOR ULTRA-HIGH DYNAMIC VEHICLE TRACKING IN SPACE

      Hoefener, Carl E.; Wells, Lawrence; Interstate Electronics Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      GPS will provide a very attractive means to track kinetic energy weapons in space for the Strategic Defense Initiative programs for system test and evaluation. However, the small size and very high dynamics of these vehicles complicate the use of GPS. This paper considers these issues and suggests a solution.