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Integrated communications and navigation terminal

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  • PG Mattos
  • DJ Edwards
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE 5th International Conference on Radio Receivers and Associated Systems, 1990
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages197 - 201
ISBN (Print)0863417051
StatePublished - Jul 1990


The mobile radio communications industry has recently witnessed a new demand for terminal equipment which can provide both communications and position reporting capabilities on a global scale. For example, the automatic monitoring of secure cargoes during international transportation. Thus, there is much interest in the development of land mobile satellite terminal equipment in the form of a single integrated unit which can economically provide both of these facilities. The development of such a unit is considered using the Inmarsat-C satellite communications service and the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS)

Additional information

Sponsorship: This work was supported by Innarasat contract INM/88-363/HK. The authors wish to thank George Kinal and Anders Ekman of Inmarasat for their invaluable help with this project, Frank Winther of Thrane & Thrane A/S Denmark for the loan of Inmarsat-C EGC receiver equipment, and Simon Swales at Bristol University for his help with the receiver trails. Thanks are also due to Columbus Positioning Ltd of Chichester for the loan of their portable GPS receiver Other identifier: IEE Publ. No. 325

Research areas

  • mobile radio systems, satellite relay systems, radionavigation, radio direction-finding

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