Accession Number:

ADA550538

Title:

Sustaining GPS for National Security

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND LOS ANGELES AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

As the Air Force lead for organizing, training and equipping space and cyber capabilities, an important part of my command s responsibilities is to develop, build, launch, operate and maintain the Global Positioning System GPS constellation of satellites. These actions culminate in our delivering extremely accurate positioning, navigation and timing PNT services for billions of users worldwide. Today, my testimony will center on the results of testing conducted thus far on the planned LightSquared terrestrial network in relation to GPS signals and services. I will also briefly comment on LightSquared-proposed modifications to their original deployment plan which was the basis for the initial testing. Thank you for the opportunity to testify on this important issue.

Subject Categories:

  • Direction Finding
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE