HyperPhysics: Global Positioning Satellites Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
HyperPhysics: Global Positioning Satellites
Description:
The image shows a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that pinpoints a cyclist's location to an accuracy of about 10 m. The receiver analyzes radio signals from several GPS satellites, each containing an atomic clock accurate to about one second every 30,000 years. For more on GPS, see HyperPhysics: Global Positioning Satellites and also this NASA site.
Image:
Image credit: HawaiianMama, Wikimedia Commons; <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GPS_on_smartphone_cycling.JPG" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/GPS_on_smartphone_cycling_large.JPG" target="_blank">larger image</a>
Image credit: HawaiianMama, Wikimedia Commons; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/GPS_on_smartphone_cycling_large.JPG
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September 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011