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This document presents the findings of a study of the organizational and institutional aspects of the application of satellite navigation systems to transport. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) can contribute significantly to the goals of the common transport policy through a number of applications, including navigation and positioning; traffic management; fleet management; collision avoidance; demand management; transport information; and surveillance. These applications will bring increased safety, efficiency and capacity to the overall transport system and will contribute to the protection of the environment. In addition, GNSS will have very many other application domains, for example land and marine survey; fisheries; and agriculture. The study then assessed the requirements, in terms of parameters such as accuracy, integrity; availability, etc. This leads to a set of three technical scenarios, described here, for the transition from GNSS 1 to GNSS 2. These technical scenarios have a set of associated organizational scenarios from which institutional requirements are derived.

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Authors: FAIRBANK M, Smith System Engineering;BLANCHARD W, Royal Institute of Navigation;CHOKOULÉ-DATOU L, Interlink Consulting;KAYSER D, Technical University of Braunschweig (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 157pp.
Availability: Available from the Transport Research Helpdesk, European Commission, DG VII-E, Avenue de Beaulieu 31, B-1160 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2954349
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-8254-9
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