What would the world do without GPS?
When the satellite navigation system at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport stopped working with the help of satellites last year, air traffic control capabilities were able to protect planes from accidents.
The satellite shutdown was likely an accident, likely due to Russia’s concerted efforts during the war in Syria to prevent radio or radar signals from interfering with other signals.
However, this incident highlighted a major problem, namely that the global positioning system or GPS may be the source of interference.
Todd Humphries, a communications engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, says: “There is a growing need to make GPS safer, stronger and better.”
In today’s life, GPS has become the centre of our daily activities. The easiest way to do this is to find out where on the planet the GPS wave receiver is at the same time. It’s in our cell phones, in our cars.
Help ships navigate difficult sea routes safely by informing them of navigation directions, acting as a modern beacon. Sex services startups are using it to find and reach the location of the caller.
One of the few things that are unknown is that ports cannot function without them, as the cranes installed there now operate with GPS and are vital for the delivery of goods in the role of builders. cars and supermarkets. the rapid movement of your targets.
Without GPS, our supermarkets are empty and prices go up.
The construction industry uses GPS to monitor the terrain when construction begins somewhere. Fishermen ask for advice on how to stay within legal limits in their areas.
However, GPC is not only the source of your living space, it also provides information about the weather.
This group of about 30 satellites on the planet currently uses atomic clocks to keep exactly the same time so that signals can be sent at the same time. Users can also use it to determine the tenths of a second.
Cellular networks use GPS to determine time-based on your local ground station, while financial and banking systems also rely on it for accurate payments and business receipts.
Without this satellite system, we would be completely inactive. But is there a system that can replace it? And can we function without this existing system?
A five-day shutdown of a satellite navigation system would cost the UK government € 6.5 billion, according to a report by the London School of Economics.
Turning off the navigation system for a single day would cost the American economy $ 1 billion a day, and if it were to do so during the April and May planting season, it would cost $ 1.5 billion a day. . ۔
GPS stops are common. Military officers in various fields often catch and block GPS signals when testing a new device or during military exercises called “jamming.”
The US government itself often conducts tests or exercises that “lock-in” these satellites. However, sometimes the satellite stops working due to technical problems.
There is no doubt that other satellite systems exist in the world today. Gloucester in Russia, Galileo in Europe and Baidow in China work the same with GPS. However, technical failures or increasing “glitches” can interrupt signals from satellites to scrolling devices, rendering them ineffective.
“Most military organizations are now against interference,” says Charlie Curry, a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and co-founder of Coronas Technology, a field company.
The military agencies are concerned about yours. The satellite navigation system was originally developed for the US Department of Defense, but now it carries everything from flying drones and battleships to a smart bomb and an evil soldier. And now everything is in danger.
Criminals also use GPS coding technology available online. They use this mess to get out stolen cars and they don’t care how many people are affected by their actions. And then there are the biggest dangers.
Natural disasters can cause similar conditions. A great solar storm like Carrington’s in 1859 could crush an entire satellite system, like a military attack.
Assuming that GPC and other related technologies suddenly disappear, what alternatives must we have for the world to function properly?
A possible alternative to GPS could be the modern version of long-distance navigation (Lorne), which ships used to cross the Atlantic during World War II. Instead of satellites, transmitters mounted 200 meters above the ground send radio signals for navigation.