By Richard D. Easton,Rick W. Sturdevant
GPS Declassified examines the improvement of GPS from its mystery, chilly conflict army roots to its emergence as a world purchaser undefined. Drawing on formerly unexplored records, the authors learn how army rivalries prompted the production of GPS and formed public perceptions approximately its foundation. because the usa’ first software to release a satellite tv for pc within the overdue Nineteen Fifties, the kingdom has pursued twin paths into space—one army and mystery, the opposite medical and public. among the advertisement spinoffs this strategy has produced, GPS arguably boasts the best impression on our day-by-day lives.
Told by way of the son of a army insider—whose paintings helped lay the principles for the system—and a technological know-how and expertise journalist, the tale chronicles the study and technological advances required for the improvement of GPS. The authors peek backstage at pivotal occasions in GPS heritage. They be aware how the know-how moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the phone, they usually elevate 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 historical past of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad functions for GPS.
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