Spectrum Management And The Global Positioning System; A Case Study In Interagency Coordination

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Global Positioning Sytem

Objectives
  a. To study on the underlying knowledge used in the development of the GPS and how and why the GPS was developed.

b. To research on the use of the GPS including the profile and type of user, the purpose it is used for and the developments together with new knowledge created through the use of GPS.

Problem statement
In this developed society, it is obvious that mankind has arrived at yet another ...view middle of the document...

However, busy lifestyle has caused issues such as traffic congestion. Time always appears to be a resource easily hit scarcity. This era where information is the riches has invoked the demand of mankind on a tool to navigate so that time will not be wasted when they are lost in traffic. Therefore a tool to guide direction is developed and introduced to the society.

Introduction
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is selected as the tool in this assignment. Though GPS appears to be a common tool in the society, not everyone understands the process of development gone through by GPS. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.

Development of GPS

Why the GPS was developed?
In the early 1940s, the design of GPS is based partly on similar ground-based radio-navigation

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