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April 4 @ 23:00 - April 5 @ 01:00

The pervasive presence of GPS technology has profoundly altered various aspects of our society. This talk on Global Positioning System (GPS) is the second in a two-part series, hosted by the Long Island Section’s Consultants Network. Satellite navigation systems emerged at the end of the 20th century. The first was the US version known as the Global Positioning System (GPS) which greatly improved the range and accuracy of a position fix when compared to previous navigation systems. In Part 1 of this two part series, we learned how GPS works. In Part 2, we will look at various GPS applications. In this lecture, specific uses of the system will be discussed such as GPS in agriculture, maritime port navigation and airport landing systems. Its use in cell phone navigation known as Assisted GPS will also be discussed. The lecture will end with a description of a possible Galactic Positioning System that would use a GPS-like system for navigation in interstellar space. Speaker(s): Richard Bova, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/408175