Terresterial Positioning Alternative to Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Lay Summary 

The Global Positioning System (GPS), arguably the most prominent form of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems), has become a global utility serving a bewildering array of applications firmly embedded in military, industrial, and individual activities. An extensive reliance on GPS now pervades much of what we do and how we do it. Reports of GPS being jammed, hacked, spoofed, or otherwise being made unavailable have made us acutely aware of the grave risks of our reliance on GPS and motivated formal demands to develop and deploy methods and technologies that minimize and mitigate these risks. Beacon Bot Navigation (BBN) is an approach to geo-position determination that responds to these demands. An upcoming publication outlines BBN’s methods and components and discusses how BBN mitigates GPS-related risks and addresses some longstanding GPS limitations.

Start date 
1 Jan 2017