DHS: Could Identify GPS Jammers at Toll Booths

Detectors installed in turnpike toll booths could help locate Global Positioning System jammers, a Homeland Security Department official told a GPS conference Tuesday.
One way to detect jammers faster is to install sensors on toll booths and pair them with camera systems to identify vehicles equipped with the gadgets, John Merrill, program manager for position, timing and navigation at DHS, said during a conference of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee in Nashville.
Because jammers are illegal the privacy issues may not be relevant. Jammers have knocked out aviation GPS support when used near airports.

Published Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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