Global Positioning System (GPS)


9.2  Global Positioning System (GPS)

1. Global positioning system (GPS): a navigation system which gives information on location and time to its users in all weather conditions

2. GPS is made up of 

  • control segment is made up of a master control station, alternative master control station, command and control antennas as well as monitor stations
  • space segment with satellites network that run on semi-synchronous Earth orbit
  • user segment refer to GPS user who uses device such as smartphone