USCG Navigation Center & Nationwide DGPS Project Status. NAVCEN Mission Statement. The Coast Guard Navigation Center promotes safe, secure, and efficient transportation on United States’ waterways by providing: Operational and technical support for electronic navigation systems
CAPT Edwin Thiedeman
Command Master Chief
CMC Neil Orthober
Ms. Denise Bernard-Moore
CDR Mark Sanders
Command Duty Officer
CDR Randall Navarro
NIS Watch, DGPS/NDGPS Watch, LORAN Watch, IRVMC Watch, NAIS Watch, LRIT Watch, DIMEO, INFO Services
Systems Management Division
Mr. Gene Schlechte
System Support for GPS, DGPS, NDGPS, LORAN, IRVMC, NAIS, LRIT, and Waterways Systems Analysis
Strategic Planning & Support Division
LT Luke Byrd
Administrative Assistance, HR, QA, Planning, Financial Management, Inventory Control, Supply and Procurement
GPSOC Schriever, AFB
Finding candidate property
Conduct a site assessment
Completion of an environmental site assessment Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Completion of a real property survey
Completion of the installation design plan
FC-20: Upgraded Receivers & Antennas: L1/L2 (L2C) Geodetic Grade
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment.
Accuracy is observed to be 1-3 meters
New system architecture is easier and less expensive to upgrade as new technologies become available.
Ethernet based with remote troubleshooting capability.
measure the water vapor in the atmosphere.