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Report: DARPA working on better alternative to GPS technology

DARPA is working on a new system that can be used by the US military, more reliable than GPS
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Mar 28, 2015 1:17 pm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is known for sometimes outlandish project ideas, is reportedly very interested in developing an alternative to GPS. The US government wants a more dependable real-time position tracking technology, seeking something that is unable to be jammed and won't have blind spots.

 

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The new system will be able to track position more effectively, along with increased time and direction of motion. To contribute, DARPA is working on new self-calibrating gyroscopes, accelerometers, and high-precision clocks - and wants to create real-time tracking technologies.

 

"The need to be able to operate effectively in areas where GPS is inaccessible, unreliable or potentially denied by adversaries has created a demand for alternative precision timing and navigation capabilities," DARPA has noted.

NEWS SOURCES:Pcworld.com, Usarmy.vo.llnwd.net

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