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 conflict army roots to its emergence as a world shopper undefined. Drawing on formerly unexplored files, the authors research how army rivalries inspired 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 Fifties, the state has pursued twin paths into space—one army and mystery, the opposite clinical and public. one of several advertisement spinoffs this technique has produced, GPS arguably boasts the best influence on our day-by-day lives.

Told by way of a son of a military insider—whose paintings helped lay the rules for the system—and a technological know-how and know-how journalist, the tale chronicles the examine and technological advances required for the improvement of GPS. The authors peek backstage at pivotal occasions in GPS historical past. They be aware how the expertise moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the phone, and so they increase the threat of how this expertise and its surrounding impact public coverage. Insights into how the process works and the way it suits right into a lengthy background of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad functions for GPS.

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