Application of the Global Positioning System to Locating Remote Sites

by Jeffrey J. Tappen, Westinghouse Electric Corp, Las Vegas, United States,
Scott Bell, Westinghouse Electric Corp, Las Vegas, United States,
John Follette, Westinghouse Electric Corp, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: The location of Near Field (NF) sampling stations, used for the radiological monitoring program portion of the site characterization phase of the Yucca Mountain Project, were determined using the Global Positioning System (GPS). Latitudinal and longitudinal position accuracies on the order of one second were achieved using the differential GPS technique. Acceptance test criteria and results are presented. Operational criteria for data acceptance and corrected data variability and reproducibility are discussed.

Subject Headings: Global positioning systems | Radioactive wastes | Geology | Waste disposal | Waste sites

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