Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

The History and Physics of GPS

Presenter Information

Brendon BakerFollow

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2017

College

College of Science

Department

Physics Department

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jan Sojka

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This research project explores the history, applications, and physics behind the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. The idea for GPS satellites was born in 1957 when the Doppler Effect was observed from the Russian launched Sputnik Satellite. Since then GPS has grown from an idea to an everyday part of life with applications ranging from precision bombing to agriculture to banking. It has not gone without it's trials as the first GPS satellites faced problems with General Relativity, and wave diffraction in the ionosphere. GPS has come a long way and is continuing to make strides in becoming faster, and more precise and will continue to be an integral part of the world from here on out.

Location

North Atrium

Start Date

4-13-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

4-13-2017 4:15 PM

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 13th, 3:00 PM Apr 13th, 4:15 PM

The History and Physics of GPS

North Atrium

This research project explores the history, applications, and physics behind the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. The idea for GPS satellites was born in 1957 when the Doppler Effect was observed from the Russian launched Sputnik Satellite. Since then GPS has grown from an idea to an everyday part of life with applications ranging from precision bombing to agriculture to banking. It has not gone without it's trials as the first GPS satellites faced problems with General Relativity, and wave diffraction in the ionosphere. GPS has come a long way and is continuing to make strides in becoming faster, and more precise and will continue to be an integral part of the world from here on out.