Precision Global Positioning System (GPS) Software

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Inducted individuals
Dr. Yoaz Bar-Sever
Dr. Willy Bertiger
Dr. Michael Heflin
Dr. Kenneth Hurst
Dr. Stephen Lichten
Ronald Muellerschoen
Dr. Frank Webb
Dr. Sien-Chong Wu
Dr. Thomas Yunck
Dr. James Zumberge
Inducted organizations

Precision Global Positioning System (GPS) SoftwareIn 1985 NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) began developing software to determine satellite orbits with pinpoint accuracy. This work led to the development of a sophisticated system that incorporates special GPS algorithms and now uses the Internet to deliver information enabling real-time positioning accurate to a few inches anywhere in the world for terrestrial users and for space-borne users in low Earth orbit. The Federal Aviation Administration has adopted JPL's software in their GPS-based navigation system to improve air travel safety for millions of travelers.