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GPS Integrity and Potential Impact on Aviation Safety

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2003

Washington Y. Ochieng
Affiliation:
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Knut Sauer
Affiliation:
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
David Walsh
Affiliation:
University of Leeds
Gary Brodin
Affiliation:
University of Leeds
Steve Griffin
Affiliation:
The Civil Aviation Authority
Mark Denney
Affiliation:
The Civil Aviation Authority

Abstract

This paper assesses the capability of GPS to provide the level of safety required for different aircraft flight navigation operations. It presents an analysis of the protection offered against potential catastrophic GPS failures at system and user levels. This is followed by an assessment of the different approaches to augmenting GPS for civil air navigation. Results show the inadequacy of GPS as a system for real-time safety critical use.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
© 2003 The Royal Institute of Navigation

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