Instrument: Global Positioning System Receiver

Instrument Short Name: GPS
Instrument Description:

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. space-based radionavigation system that provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to civilian users on a continuous worldwide basis. The U.S. Air Force develops, maintains, and operates the space and control segments of the NAVSTAR GPS transmitter system. Ships use a variety of receivers (e.g. Trimble and Ashtech) to interpret the GPS signal and determine accurate latitude and longitude.

PI supplied instrument name: Global Positioning System Receiver
Dataset-specific description

R/V OCEANUS - Scientific Equipment/Navigation Equipment

The Primary GPS source is currently the Furuno GP1850-WD GPS.