29 Jun '12, 1pm

New #Navsop positioning system from @BAESystemsInc to rival GPS?

New #Navsop positioning system from @BAESystemsInc to rival GPS?

BAE Systems has unveiled a new navigation system that could rival or even replace existing technologies such as GPS. 1 2 The advanced positioning system, known as Navigation via Signals of Opportunity (NAVSOP), exploits existing transmissions such as WiFi, TV, radio and mobile phone signals, to calculate the user's location to within a few metres. By exploiting such a wide range of signals, BAE says NAVSOP is resistant to hostile interference such as jamming and spoofing, where a bogus signal tricks a device into misidentifying its location. According to the defence giant, the new system can learn from signals that are initially unidentified to build an ever more accurate and reliable fix on its location. Even the signals from GPS jammers can be exploited by the device to aid navigation under certain conditions. "The real beauty of NAVSOP is that the infrastructure require...

Full article: http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/43381/New-Navsop-...

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