Maritime Navigation Systems Overview

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What frequency does Galileo use for broadcasting its signals?

1.5 GHz

When did the GPS network achieve full operational capability?

1993

Which satellite navigation system aims to provide an alternative to GPS?

GLONASS

What is the third frequency that GPS is upgrading to for enhanced performance?

1.17645 GHz

How many satellites consist of the GLONASS system?

24

Which satellite system operates at frequencies covering 1.1 to 1.6 GHz for precise navigation capabilities?

BeiDou

What is the primary frequency used by Galileo's commercial satellite system for high-precision capabilities?

1.57542 MHz

Which navigation system was a precursor to satellite systems and utilized frequencies between 90 and 110 kHz for transoceanic navigation?

Decca Navigator System

During which conflict was the Decca Navigator System developed as a maritime aid?

World War II

Which navigation system was the first truly global system and operated on frequencies around 10 to 14 kHz?

Omega Navigation System

Which navigation system was decommissioned in the early 2000s with the advent of GPS?

Decca Navigator System

What accuracy level did Loran-C provide for transoceanic navigation?

0.25 nautical miles

Learn about the evolution of maritime navigation systems, from traditional compasses to modern satellite systems like GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou). Understand the importance of precise frequencies for global travel and communication in maritime navigation.

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