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PNT Ground Networks

PNT Ground Networks

Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) provide positioning, navigation, and timing information. These satellite systems are augmented by ground stations which can be used as reference points to increase the accuracy of information derived from the satellite signals.


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Year: 2016
Country: United States
In 2016, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) continued to operate and maintain a large, combined-services ground network for its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) fleet, the Global Positioning System (GPS). Consisting of 15 monitoring stations and 11 command and control antennas, the network was...
Year: 2015
Country: United States
The current U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) ground control segment consists of a variety of ground antennas, monitor stations, and Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Remote Tracking Stations. The ## monitoring stations, including those owned by the National Geospatial-Intelligence...
Year: 2010
In a relatively new development, commercial companies now sell reference stations that can be operated by local governments, businesses, and individuals. Reference stations are fixed GPS receivers whose position on Earth’s surface is known with a very high degree of accuracy.

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