Global Positioning System

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a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver

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Rangeless training allows tactical aircrews to train in any available airspace without the need for a fixed range using global positioning satellites and easily transportable components.
The "Ocean Boomer" is a 246 ft (75 meter) dynamically positioned (DP) vessel equipped with onboard computer systems which enable her to maintain her position with reference to global positioning satellites - a capability which is critical for supporting deep-water recovery operations.
This means that a complex system on board works out her position with reference to global positioning satellites, while measuring the winds, tides and any other factors that cause the ship to move.
The DIAD IV, for example, features a new link to Global Positioning Satellites that will allow drivers to easily verify customer locations for pickup or delivery of packages, particularly outside the United States.
The system allows fighter pilots to prepare for combat -- in any available airspace -- using global positioning satellites and portable components.
a privately held Boca Raton, FL company (CTI), designs, develops and markets cost-effective, wireless communications and location-specific technology products and services, incorporating Global Positioning Satellites and cellular technology.
Chapman Technologies develops and markets cost-effective, wireless communications and location-specific technology products and services, incorporating Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) and cellular technology.
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