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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 23 in x 5 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 58.42 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest “breadboard” receiver. Together with a keyboard (2010.0154.02) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receivers.
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.01
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3228-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405669