PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Please consider risks involved for example in the following circumstances:
References are made to an expert's commentary of February 5, 1999 on the Final Report of the "GPS Risk Assessment Study" made by Johns Hopkins University (January 29, 1999) as well as to integrated GNSS and Loran-C navigation systems like EUROFIX.
EVERYMAN'S HYBRID NAVIGATION
Fortunately, all computational (with the help of FKF) and hardware (through the massive volume production of mobile phones) obstacles will be removed from the path towards an everyman's hybrid navigation receiver of a superb operational reliability and accuracy. Most sophisticated receivers will exploit all available sources of positional information and not only the precise signals from the weak satellite transmitters of GPS, GLONASS or GNSS-2 (GALILEO EurosatNav) but also other phase-stable radio transmissions including most probably the robust Low Frequency (LF) radio signals from Loran-C chains as well as sensors of Inertial Navigation Systems (INS).
NEW STANDARDS TO BE DEVELOPED
These hybrid navigators (based on FKF and a sufficient number of redundant signals) will feature an adequate real-time verification (based e.g. on the MINQUE estimation theory ) of the actual positioning accuracies that may always vary significantly depending on local circumstances. Thus, a new standard - according to which each computed position is accompanied with its estimation accuracy - needs to be developed and adopted for all navigation receivers including personal mobile phones.Back to FKF.net.