European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Feb. 25, 2018, 18:27

Instrument: AWI Trimble 4000 SSI GPS

Name AWI Trimble 4000 SSI GPS
Acronym Trimble-4000SSI
Manufacturer Trimble
Manufacturer website http://www.trimble.com/
Operated by AWI
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Global Positioning System
Acronym GPS

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aircraft position, velocity and attitude
Operating principle

Measures distance from at least 4 satellites to calculate aircraft position. Can then be used to calculate aircraft velocities.

Measurement(s) Aircraft Information

Dimension and weight

External dimension Antenna without ground/reflector plate: 15x15x15cm Receiver: 10x25x30cm
Weight 6.0

Performance

Operating mode Remote sensing
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

No operator during operation required.

Operational requirements

14W 28V DC

Certification approvals

POLAR 2, POLAR 5

Additional information

GPS reference stations in survey area required. For GPS post-processing precise ephemerides are required.

Access, host and processing

Access

Instrument could be borrowed, if not for AWI campaigns.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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