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How GPS Works

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-04-29T20:44:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
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edanmdm:yt_0ArABLo8Mog

Tour: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-10-22T15:55:29.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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cxcpub
Data Source:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
YouTube Channel:
cxcpub
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edanmdm:yt_6W97-hjJ5mQ

Space-Based Navigation Systems, GPS (Global Positioning System)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer Y2, Folder 000250-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Miscellaneous
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Miscellaneous / Series Y2: Miscellaneous, Navigation / Navigation, Navigation Systems
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-y-ref1275

Satellite and Space Shuttle Materials [Venter]

Extent:
0.77 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Technical drawings
Date:
1976-1984 and undated
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 0.77 cubic feet of material, mostly training guides and manuals, that relate to either the Air Force Satellite Test Center (STC) or to the Space Shuttle program.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.77 cubic feet of material, mostly training guides and manuals, that relate to either the Air Force Satellite Test Center (STC) or to the Space Shuttle program. The majority of Space Shuttle material is specific to Space Shuttle Mission STS-41B (10, 3 Feb 84). The collection also contains six technical drawings, produced by Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, relating to the Hubble (Large) Space Telescope (HST, LST); a Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) brochure; and an 11 by 14 inch color photograph that shows an aerial view of the Air Force Satellite Test Center (STC).
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by topic, or in some cases type of material. Within the folders, items are arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
From 1977 to 1983, Susan Venter was employed by Lockheed Missiles and Space Company at the Air Force Satellite Test Center (STC) at Sunnyvale Air Force Station, California where she worked on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. Venter later worked at the same facility providing Space Shuttle mission support related to the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) program.
Provenance:
Susan Venter, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0065
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Technical manuals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Technical drawings
Citation:
Satellite and Space Shuttle Materials [Venter], NASM.2018.0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0065
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Satellite and Space Shuttle Materials [Venter]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0065
Online Media:

[Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) Brochure]

Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Satellite and Space Shuttle Materials [Venter], NASM.2018.0065, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Satellite and Space Shuttle Materials [Venter]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2018-0065-ref6

Omega Navigational System Collection

Creator:
Springel, Martin  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet ((5 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Correspondence
Manuals
Reports
Date:
bulk 1951-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 3 cubic feet of the following material gathered by Martin Springel (Kaneohe Station Manager) relating to the Omega Navigational System: correspondence, notes, memorandums, manuals, trip reports, operation procedures, training materials, and seven slide carousels containing color slides from the various Omega Navigation System stations.
Biographical / Historical:
The Omega Navigation System, used for long range navigation by military ships and aircraft, was the first truly global-range radio navigation system. Operated by the United States in cooperation with six partner nations (Argentina, Norway, Liberia, France, Japan, and Australia), it enabled ships and aircraft to determine their position by receiving very low frequency (VLF) radio signals in the range 10 to 14 kHz, transmitted by a network of fixed terrestrial radio beacons. Omega was approved for development in 1968, and by 1971 six of the eight stations in the chain had become operational, with the final stations becoming operational several years later. Coast Guard personnel operated the two U.S. stations: one in LaMoure, North Dakota and the other in Kaneohe, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. However, with the success of the Global Positioning System, the use of Omega declined during the 1990s, to a point where the cost of operating Omega could no longer be justified. Omega was shut down permanently in September of 1997.
Provenance:
Steven Springel and Sharon Springel, Gift, 2017
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Omega Navigational System  Search this
Navigation  Search this
Radio Navigation Systems  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Correspondence
Manuals
Reports
Citation:
Omega Navigational System Collection, Accession 2017-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0038

Boeing GPS IIF global positioning system

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Box 137, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
documents
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Revista Aérea Collection / Series G: Electronics and Communications / Instruments and Navigation Equipment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref10176

Honeywell GPIRS global positioning system

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 139, Folder 40-41
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
documents / photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Revista Aérea Collection / Series G: Electronics and Communications / Instruments and Navigation Equipment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref10535

Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-30T16:32:12.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Ugb62pj7Bdg

Access+Ability: Wayband by WearWorks

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-12-15T06:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_0wyq19zYfQw

Time and Navigation: How Does It Work?

Creator:
Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-07-23T13:46:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianEducation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Education
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEducation
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_5CyLgtNxuYQ

Garmin StreetPilot III portable global positioning system navigation unit

Maker:
Garmin Corporation  Search this
Measurements:
box: 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 21.59 cm x 29.21 cm
receiver: 3 in x 7 in x 3 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 7.62 cm
dongle: 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 3.81 cm x 23.495 cm
mount bracket: 4 in x 3 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm
mount clip (adhesive): 5/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.985 cm x 8.89 cm
mount clip (weighted): 1 in x 7 in x 7 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 17.78 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
2002
Credit Line:
from William E. Worthington, Jr.
ID Number:
2019.0314.01
Accession number:
2019.0314
Catalog number:
2019.0314.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-2a24-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1968993
Online Media:

Garmin StreetPilot C550 portable global positioning system navigation unit

Maker:
Garmin Corporation  Search this
Measurements:
box: 6 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm x 16.51 cm
receiver: 3 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in; 8.255 cm x 11.43 cm x 5.3975 cm
windshield bracket: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 5.715 cm x 6.6675 cm
dashboard bracket: 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; .635 cm x 6.6675 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
2006
Credit Line:
from William E. Worthington, Jr.
ID Number:
2019.0314.02
Accession number:
2019.0314
Catalog number:
2019.0314.02
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-2a25-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1968995
Online Media:

Global Positioning System (GPS) watch

Physical Description:
metal (part material)
glass (part material)
rubber (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 1.27 cm x 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
watch
Worn:
Afghanistan
Related event:
Operation Enduring Freedom  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0151.17
Accession number:
2018.0151
Catalog number:
2018.0151.17
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-f179-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1899138

Global Positioning System, Garmin GPS StreetPilot 2720

Maker:
Garmin Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall, gps unit material)
Measurements:
overall: 13.2 cm x 60 cm x 29 cm; 5 3/16 in x 23 5/8 in x 11 13/32 in
gps unit: 5 cm x 14 cm x 9.8 cm; 1 31/32 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 27/32 in
container: 13.2 cm x 29 cm x 21 cm; 5 3/16 in x 11 13/32 in x 8 9/32 in
remote: 2 cm x 4.3 cm x 12.3 cm; 25/32 in x 1 11/16 in x 4 27/32 in
power adapter: 182.5 cm; 71 27/32 in
usb connector: 103 cm; 40 9/16 in
portable friction mount: 2.2 cm x 19.7 cm x 17.7 cm; 7/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 6 31/32 in
dash mounting base: 1.5 cm x 9.2 cm x 7.1 cm; 19/32 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 25/32 in
cover: 5.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 2.2 cm; 2 1/16 in x 5 31/32 in x 7/8 in
car power adapter: 13 cm x 6.5 cm x 13 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 9/16 in x 5 1/8 in
oval backing disks for mounting base: 7.5 cm x 5.2 cm; 2 15/16 in x 2 1/16 in
dvd: 13 cm x 13 cm; 5 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in
Object Name:
geographic system
Place designed:
USA
Place assembled:
Taiwan
Date made:
2005
Subject:
Computers  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Vinton Cerf
ID Number:
2016.0058.03
Accession number:
2016.0058
Catalog number:
2016.0058.03
Serial number:
42639086
Model number:
2720
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-87a2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1822152
Online Media:

GPS receiver set NBS 10

Object Name:
GPS System
global positioning system receiver set
Credit Line:
Gift of Victor Zhang
ID Number:
2016.0307.01
Accession number:
2016.0307
Catalog number:
2016.0307.01
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-67d6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1826574

Cesium Frequency Standard

Maker:
Boeing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
anodized aluminum (housing material)
rubber; plastic; gold plated ports and fittings (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 in x 15 in; 20.955 cm x 12.7 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Cesium frequency standard
cesium frequency standard
Credit Line:
Gift of The Boeing Company through Francis M. Czopek
ID Number:
2013.0109.01
Accession number:
2013.0109
Catalog number:
2013.0109.01
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-d23e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1442284

Rubidium Frequency Standard, Engineering Model

Maker:
Boeing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
aluminum, steel, rubber, plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 4 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 11.43 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
rubidium cesium standard
Credit Line:
Gift of The Boeing Company through Francis M. Czopek
ID Number:
2013.0109.02
Accession number:
2013.0109
Catalog number:
2013.0109.02
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-d23f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1442285

Magellan "Map 330" hand-held GPS receiver

Measurements:
overall: 6 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Place made:
Taiwan
Credit Line:
from Janice Itnyre
ID Number:
2010.0151.01
Accession number:
2010.0151
Catalog number:
2010.0151.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-90b2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405488

Prototype Magellan "GPS Commander" hand-held receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 5 1/8 in x 2 3/16 in; 22.86 cm x 13.0175 cm x 5.55625 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
ca. 1990
Credit Line:
from Stig Pedersen
ID Number:
2010.0152.01
Accession number:
2010.0152
Catalog number:
2010.0152.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-69a0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405493

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