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Availability of Maritime Radio Beacon Signals for R-Mode in the Southern Baltic Sea

Gewies, Stefan and Grundhöfer, Lars and Hehenkamp, Niklas (2020) Availability of Maritime Radio Beacon Signals for R-Mode in the Southern Baltic Sea. TransNav : International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 14 (1), pp. 173-178. Faculty of Navigation Gdynia Maritime University. doi: 10.12716/1001.14.01.21. ISSN 2083-6473.

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This paper presents an overview of the development of a terrestrial positioning system called Ranging Mode (R-Mode) in the Southern Baltic Sea region which utilizes already existing maritime radio infrastructure. Here, an R-Mode testbed is planned to be set up until 2020 that meets maritime user needs for resilient PNT. First measurements of radio beacon signals on-board a vessel sailing in the Southern Baltic Sea show the good availability of beacon signals in this region. A comparison of received signals with a coverage prediction based on the nominal range of radio beacons shows the shortcoming of this approach and emphasizes the need for more elaborated coverage predictions which consider all effects of medium frequency wave propagation at day and night. In the measurements results the skywave has a major impact on the beacon signal stability in the night. The time stability of the signal amplitude seems to be a good indicator for disturbed reception conditions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132191/
Document Type:Article
Title:Availability of Maritime Radio Beacon Signals for R-Mode in the Southern Baltic Sea
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Gewies, StefanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5549-8115UNSPECIFIED
Grundhöfer, LarsUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8650-8280UNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2020
Journal or Publication Title:TransNav : International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 173-178
Publisher:Faculty of Navigation Gdynia Maritime University
Keywords:Radio Navigation, Radio Beacon, R-Mode, Southern Baltic Sea, Radio Beacon Signals, Maritime Radio Beacon, Ranging Mode, Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - I4Port (old)
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Nautical Systems
Deposited By: Gewies, Dr. Stefan
Deposited On:15 Apr 2020 09:39
Last Modified:28 Mar 2023 23:55

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