Improvements to the overall GPS navigation system are required to be completed this spring. Average GPS users who rely on these devices for street navigation is going to be unaware of the changes. The improvements, however, can give American troops an extreme edge on current systems.??Originally, GPS or Gps was a project produced by the environment Force and intended for military use only. Safeguarded as top-secret, the GPS satellites were found to become accurate to the millionth of the second, sending time signals and radio waves to Earth. Once the Air Force realized how effective the satellites were, they opened up the system to the public, causing the interest in GPS to soar. Today, there are over one billion customers, a lot of whom access GPS through their Smartphone.
The improvements, which started in January of 2010, will benefit troops in Afghanistan by closing the present gaps within the system. The terrain of Afghanistan is especially challenging because of canyons and gorges throughout the land. For troops in Afghanistan, the GPS signal is unable to reach them during crucial times. The Army is supplying GPS guided mortars to the soldiers in Afghanistan. The typical mortar was a simple blast that was dropped right into a tube and premiered by using it hit the bottom. The trouble with it had been that its accuracy depended on the angle of the tube as well as the wind conditions at the time of the launch.
The new version, called the APMI, uses the conventional high explosive, 120mm mortar body and installs a GPS computer and receiver right in front most end. This enables greater precision and charge of the mortar’s directional fins, ensuring a much higher level of target accuracy. In short, the larger the level of target accuracy, the lower the quantity of civilian collateral damage due to their inverse proportional relationship. In addition to its improved accuracy, APMI also reduces the frequency with which the soldiers are offered with ammunition. In yesteryear one may need to carry 25 high-explosive rounds to be able to remove a single target. That’s because their inherent inaccuracy typically requires volleys of fire in order to destroy a target. With the improved accuracy provided by APMI, it may take only one or two rounds to eliminate the same target.
Getting back to improving GPS accuracy worldwide, in order to fix the issue of dropped signals and poor accuracy, the navigation satellites are being spread apart to pay for larger regions of the Earth. To do this, months of labor and intricate math problems are involved to make the small, even minuscule moves on the horizon. Once completed, the Global Positioning System will give you the most comprehensive coverage in its history.