Global Positioning System

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Global Positioning System

n. Abbr. GPS
A system of satellites, computers, and receivers that is able to determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by calculating the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver.
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global positioning system

n
(Navigation) a system of earth-orbiting satellites, transmitting signals continuously towards the earth, that enables the position of a receiving device on or near the earth's surface to be accurately estimated from the difference in arrival times of the signals. Abbreviation: GPS
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Glob′al Posi′tioning Sys`tem


n.
a navigational system of signals from a network of satellites used to accurately determine locations on the earth's surface.
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Glob·al Positioning System

(glō′bəl)
A system that determines latitude and longitude of a particular location on the Earth by calculating the difference in the time it takes for signals sent from different satellites to reach a receiver at that location.
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global positioning system

A satellite constellation that provides highly accurate position, velocity, and time navigation information to users. Also called GPS.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.Global Positioning System - a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiverGlobal Positioning System - a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
navigational system - a system that provides information useful in determining the position and course of a ship or aircraft
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Because the NAVSTAR GPS satellites configuration is repeated with a period of 24 hours sidereal time, it makes no sense to extend the basic measurement unit for several days.
His research areas include implantable antennas and wireless systems, smart antennas, WLAN deployment and load balancing, electromagnetic wave scattering by complex objects, design, modeling and testing of high-power microwave applicators, design and analysis of microstrip antennas for mobile radio systems, precipitation effects on terrestrial and satellite frequency re-use communication systems, field operation of NAVSTAR GPS receivers, data processing, and accuracy assessment, effects of the ionosphere, troposphere and multipath on code and carrier-beat phase GPS observations and the development of novel hybrid Cartesian/cylindrical FDTD models for passive microwave components.
Mazzucato, professor in the Economics of Innovation in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex, UK, has substantiated her argument about the public sector as the driving force of innovation, citing examples such as the Internet, which was the outcome of projects funded by US Department of Defense, and GPS which began as a US military programme called Navstar. Even Siri, the iPhone's voice-recognising personal assistant, is the result of government research project while the touchscreen is the product of research at the University of Delaware funded by the National Science Foundation and the CIA, she states in her book.
The one thing that should be obvious is that the Navstar GPS signals do not traverse through steel pipes or soil.
Navstar Gasoline Station was named Western Visayas' outstanding respondent among small firms.
[16] Navstar GPS space segment/Navigation user interface, ICD-GPS-200, ARINC research corporation, Segundo 1993.
[23] ARINC Interface Control Document, Navstar GPS Space Segment/Navigation User Interfaces, ICDGPS-200, Revision C, Arinc Research Corporation, IRN-200C-004, 2000.
In GPS-speak, notification of a satellite reliability, maintainability or availability issue is distributed in a "Notice: Advisory to Navstar Users" or NANU, where Navstar was the military name for GPS.
Gruber as program manager for the Navigational Signal Timing and Ranging Global Positioning System (Navstar GPS), Military GPS User Equipment Program (MGUE), Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) and the Global Positioning System III Program (GPS III) on June 11.
The 4000SST receives L1 and L2 signals sent from the Global Positioning System (GPS) NAVSTAR satellites.
The US Department of Defense, starting in 1978, placed a network of twenty-four NAVSTAR satellites in orbit specifically for the purpose of navigation, and in the 1980's the system was made available to the general public.