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Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
Revision: 21 Feb 2022


WAAS has been developed to improve the accuracy, integrity, availability, and reliability of GPS signals. WAAS utilizes a fixed localized ground station to calculate GPS integrity and correction data, then broadcasts this information through the GPS satellites to GPS/WAAS users along with ranging signals. It is a safety critical system consisting of a ground network of reference and integrity monitor data processing sites which assess current GPS performance, as well as a space segment that broadcasts that assessment to GNSS users to support IFR navigation.


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