Gps - Global Positioning System

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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.

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Overview

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.

The GPS project was developed in 1973 to overcome the limitations of previous navigation systems, integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of classified engineering design studies from the 1960s. GPS was created and realized by the U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) and was originally run with 24 satellites. It became fully operational in 1994.

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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about GPS - Global Positioning System right away, covering: Global Positioning System, Galileo (satellite navigation), Beidou navigation system, Compass navigation system, GLONASS, Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, Differential GPS, GPS/INS, GPS signals, Vehicle tracking system, GPS navigation software, Mobile phone tracking, High Sensitivity GPS, Military invention, Local positioning system, Navigation paradox, S-GPS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781743048528
  • Publisher: Emereo Pty Ltd
  • Publication date: 8/22/2011
  • Pages: 94
  • Sales rank: 843,836
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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