GPS Data Errors
SELECTIVE AVAILABILITY ERRORS
Prior to May 1, 2000, Selective Availability (SA) was a mechanism adopted by the Department of Defense (DoD) to control the achievable navigation accuracy by nonmilitary GPS receivers. In the GPS SPS mode, the SA errors were speci®ed to degrade navigation solution accuracy to 100 m (2D RMS) horizontally and 156 m (RMS) vertically. In a press release on May 1, 2000, the President of the United States announced the decision to discontinue this intentional degradation of GPS signals available to the public. ...