April 19, 2016

'GPS 2.0' Outline Calls for Open, Hackable, Interfaces

The group that created GPS wants it opened up so it's easier for people to compete on its individual components.

Californian nonprofit The Aerospace Corporation also wants to address the weaknesses that have emerged in GPS in the decades since it was first created – things like jamming and resiliency – without compromising accuracy.

Its so-called “Project Sextant” – outlined in detail in this document (PDF) obtained by Breaking Defense – also notes that while there are many alternative PNT (position, navigation and timing) proposals around, the vertically-integrated nature of GPS makes it hard to adopt them.

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