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Aviation Glossary :: GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)  Aviation Glossary :: GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) FAA Written Test Preparation
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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)
a navigation system that employs satellite transmitted signals to determine the aircraft’s location.
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source: FAA Acceptable Methods - Aircraft Inspection and Repair (AC 43.13-1B)

A satellite-based radio positioning, navigation, and time-transfer system.
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source: FAA Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)

A space-base radio positioning, navigation, and time-transfer system. The system provides highly accurate position and velocity information, and precise time, on a continuous global basis, to an unlimited number of properly equipped users. The system is unaffected by weather, and provides a worldwide common grid reference system. The GPS concept is predicated upon accurate and continuous knowledge of the spatial position of each satellite in the system with respect to time and distance from a transmitting satellite to the user. The GPS receiver automatically selects appropriate signals from the satellites in view and translates these into three-dimensional position, velocity, and time. System accuracy for civil users is normally 100 meters horizontally.
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source: FAA Pilot/Controller Glossary

Global Positioning System (GPS): A navigation system that uses satellite rather than ground-based transmitters for location information.
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source: FAA Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)

Global positioning system (GPS): Navigation system that uses satellite rather than ground-based transmitters for location information.
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source: FAA Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2)

Global positioning system (GPS): A satellite based radio positioning, navigation, and time transfer system used for as a reference for navigation and measures ground speed.
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source: FAA Weight Shift Control Handbook (FAA-H-8083-5)

A space-based radio positioning, navigation, and time-transfer system. The system provides highly accurate position and velocity information, and precise time, on a continuous global basis, to an unlimited number of properly equipped users. The system is unaffected by weather, and provides a worldwide common grid reference system. The GPS concept is predicated upon accurate and continuous knowledge of the spatial position of each satellite in the system with respect to time and distance from a transmitting satellite to the user. The GPS receiver automatically selects appropriate signals from the satellites in view and translates these into a three-dimensional position, velocity, and time. System accuracy for civil users is normally 100 meters horizontally.
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source: ICAO Aviation Chart Glossary


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