An Overview of Global Navigation Satellite and Augmentation Systems

The value and application of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has never been greater; demand for both commercial and government projects is increasing; the ownership and operation of a GNSS facility has indeed become a matter of national appreciation. GNSS technology has become popular with a large number of users through global signal availability and continuous service. This article reviews some of the history that led the United States to build its Global Positioning System (GPS) benchmark using electromagnetic waves and reviews the progress that other nations and regions have made in constructing precise positioning systems for navigation.

Author (s) Details

Engr. Dr. Lawal S. Lasisi
Satellite Applications and Development, Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, Obasanjo Space Center, Affiliated to Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.

Chatwin R. Chris
Engineering and Design, School of Engineering and Informatics, Room 2B07, Shawcross Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9QT, Brighton, UK.

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