fault detection and exclusion
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fault detection and exclusion[¦fȯlt di‚tek·shən and ik′sklü·zhən]
The capability of a user of the Global Positioning System, once the presence of a fault in the system has been detected, to identify and exclude the malfunctioning satellite in order to continue navigating using the remaining satellites. Abbreviated FDE.
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