GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones

GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones

Richard D. Easton, Eric F. Frazier


GPS Declassified examines the advance of GPS from its mystery, chilly battle army roots to its emergence as a global patron undefined. Drawing on formerly unexplored files, the authors study how army rivalries stimulated the construction of GPS and formed public perceptions approximately its beginning. because the usa’ first application to release a satellite tv for pc within the overdue Nineteen Fifties, the state has pursued twin paths into space—one army and mystery, the opposite clinical and public. among the advertisement spinoffs this technique has produced, GPS arguably boasts the best influence on our day-by-day lives.

Told through a son of a army insider—whose paintings helped lay the principles for the system—and a technology and expertise journalist, the tale chronicles the study and technological advances required for the advance of GPS. The authors peek behind the curtain at pivotal occasions in GPS historical past. They word how the expertise moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the cellphone, they usually increase the threat of how this know-how and its surrounding impact public coverage. Insights into how the approach works and the way it suits right into a lengthy background of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad purposes for GPS.

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