Chapter 14. Navigation, Tracking and Safety Systems

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch14

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Navigation, Tracking and Safety Systems, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • navigation, tracking and safety systems;
  • GLONASS (English translation: Global Navigation Satellite System);
  • global navigation systems, generically known as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS);
  • distress and safety communication - earliest humanitarian contributions of satellite systems;
  • GPS NAVMSG navigation message structure;
  • User Effective Range Error (UERE) times geometric Dilution Of Precision (DOP);
  • Open Service (OS), the Safety-of-Life Service (SoL), the Commercial Service (CS) and Public Regulated Service (PRS);
  • Galileo/GPS satellite visibility;
  • regional navigation systems;
  • Cospas-Sarsat search and Rescue system - main constituents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems

  • Regional Navigation Systems

  • Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems

  • Distress and Safety

  • Location-Based service

  • Revision Questions

  • References