[time-nuts] Slightly OT - GPS-Based Accurate Direction Finding
brahn at woh.rr.com
Thu Aug 26 03:58:46 UTC 2010
On Aug 25, 2010, at 9:04 PM, David Smith <david at smithfamily.net.au> wrote:
>> As a fair percentage of the discussion amongst the learned gentlemen on this
>> group involves GPS-based timing systems, I'd like to ask a non-time related, but
>> GPS-related question.
>> As part of microwave radio experimentation, often on windy hilltops, I have a
>> need to find direction very accurately. I have seen advertised GPS-based
>> Azimuth Pointing Systems such as this:
>> However they are a little (lot) out of my budget range.
>> The system seems to work by taking the raw satellite phase information from two
>> separate GPS systems and crunching the data to come up with an azimuth figure.
>> Has anyone heard of a (Open Source?) program that could be used to do these
>> David Smith
Please see U.S. Patent # 5,777,578 "GPS Compass". I can send you a
copy if you cannot find it.
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