International Space Programs Inching Toward Stronger GPS Signals by 2010

Hampton, Tudor
May 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/1/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 17, p20
Trade Publication
This article reports that owners, architects, consulting engineers and contractors who use wireless devices to monitor, survey and build expect to get greater precision from global positioning systems (GPS) in the next few years. Major vendors of global positioning receivers now claim to link with American and Russian satellites, offering more accuracy and reliability than the U.S. NAVSTAR GPS system alone. Financial and political volatility has hampered progress of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). But the network is starting to show signs of life again. Major positioning vendors, namely, Trimble Navigation Ltd., Topcon Positioning Systems Inc. and Leica Geosystems Inc., released new GNSS receivers this year.


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