- Volume 25 Issue 1
A number of studies for the improvement of the accuracy of NNSS fix were carried out previously. But most studies were done when a ship was stationary at the fixed position. To investigate the accuracy of NNSS fix affected by the error of ship's speed and course when a ship was moving, the computer simulation was performed by each satellite, passing direction of satellite, and elevation angle. The obtained results are summarized as follows: 1. When elevation angle and passing direction of satellite were constant, there were little difference in the accuracy of NNSS fix from among those. 2. The accuracy of NNSS fox caused by the error of ship's speed was in proportion to the absolute value of it without regard to the magnitude of ship's speed, and it also became different according to the ship's course. 3. When the error of ship's speed was constant, the accuracy of the fixed position became different according to the passing direction of the satellite. 4. When the ship's course was south or north, the error of NNSS fix was greater than that of east or west, and the higher the elevation angle of the satellite, the greater the error of the NNSS fix.