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System for generating GPS position of underwater vehicle

A system for generating an approximate GPS position of a vehicle traveling under the surface of the water includes a tether coupled to the vehicle, floatable structures coupled to the tether at spaced-apart positions therealong, a position determination system, and at least one GPS antenna provided at each floatable structure and coupled to the position determination system. The position determination system uses the GPS signals received at the GPS antenna that is nearest the vehicle to generate a global position fix that approximates a GPS position of the vehicle.
Inventors: 

Daniel P. Kucik

Patent Number: 
US6657585
Patent Issue Date: 
January 2, 2004
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