General GPS Question

Michele Renda michele.renda at
Thu Oct 30 19:00:29 CET 2008

Matthias Camenzind wrote:
> Shouldn't it be possible to get the own position from three signals from the same satellite?
> The result would not be as exactly as from three or more but even better then no result.
> Why should it not work?

No, because GPS run calculation triangulation from the signal coming from 3 different points.
It the signals arrive from the same point, it will be impossible to obtain your position, because the signal itself doesn't contains any position info.

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