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Pseudo-Random Noise Code (PRN Code)

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Pseudo-Random Noise Code (PRN Code) - definition(s)

PRN code - [GPS] Acronym for pseudo-random noise code. A repeating radio signal broadcast by each GPS satellite and generated by each GPS receiver. In a given cycle, the satellite and the receiver start generating their codes at the same moment, and the receiver measures how much later the satellite's broadcast reaches it. By multiplying that time by the speed of radio waves, the receiver can compute the distance between the satellite's antenna and its own.

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Source: esri, 17 July 2012 08:11:48, External 

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