Microlocation: An Ultra-precise GPS Alternative For The Built Environment

By DAVID MINDELL on January 28, 2019

As an electrical engineer and professor of aerospace engineering, I have intimate knowledge of the core technologies that go into GPS: signaling, RF propagation, and spread-spectrum coding among them. Yet I still see GPS as a miracle — that something as complex as it is, with so many interacting parts, works as reliably and precisely as it does. It enables us to navigate nearly all over the earth, at high update rates, with ten-meter precision, thanks to the enormous sponsorship of the US Department of Defense. 

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