GMV, ATSB to Establish Malaysia’s Coastal Differential GPS Network
[Satellite Today 11-20-08] GMV and Astronautic Technology Sdn. Bhd. (ATSB) won an a contract for Malaysia’s coastal Differential GPS (DGPS) network, GMV announced Nov. 20.
Under this agreement, signed with the Marine Department of Malaysia, part of the Ministry of Transportation, GMV and ATSB will supply a satellite-based technological solution to streamline operations, boost integrity and increase the accuracy of maritime applications.
DGPS provides corrections for the receiver’s GPS satellite data to increase the precision of the calculated position. Since all monitoring and control operations can be maintained from any DGPS station or remotely from a regional or national control center, all of the differential corrections can be modified. The monitoring and control centers also may use software tools that automate the documentation of GPS data.