Impact of personal privacy devices for WAAS aviation users

Grace Xingxin Gao, Kazuma Gunning, Todd Walter, Per Enge

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Abstract

Personal privacy devices (PPDs) are low-cost jammers to mask GPS signals, so that the location of the host vehicle is not revealed to other parties. Although it is illegal to use PPDs in the United States, they are being used and have caused problems for other GPS users. This paper investigates the PPD impact on aviation users from the WAAS service perspective. Although PPD jammers on the ground cannot reach airplanes far in the air, PPDs can interfere ground-based WAAS reference stations. We conducted Montel-Carlo simulation on WAAS availability coverage based on real data retrieved from current WAAS reference stations. Our simulation results show that PPD jamming activity has had negligible impact on WAAS service due to redundancy and robustness of large number of WAAS reference stations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2012, ION GNSS 2012
Pages235-241
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2012, ION GNSS 2012 - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2012Sep 21 2012

Publication series

Name25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2012, ION GNSS 2012
Volume1

Other

Other25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2012, ION GNSS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period9/17/129/21/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Gao, G. X., Gunning, K., Walter, T., & Enge, P. (2012). Impact of personal privacy devices for WAAS aviation users. In 25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2012, ION GNSS 2012 (pp. 235-241). (25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2012, ION GNSS 2012; Vol. 1).