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What is the benefit of broadcasting more than one signal from a single LocataLite?

Thursday, 1 November 2012

LocataLites transmit four PRN-style signals from each device. The signals are both spatially diverse and frequency diverse. This diversity allows Locata positioning solutions to use multiple signals from “substantially the same source” to view the different effects created by multipath and signal occlusion. The differences seen from these “transmission clusters” provides important information that helps Locata positioning solutions mitigate the real-world degradation effects encountered by terrestrial positioning signals. Obviously, much of this information is proprietary, and subject to protection under Locata’s patent portfolio.