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Eric Frazier comments for NPR about BeiDou

Eric Frazier spoke with reporter Dan Boyce about the completion of the Chinese BeiDou system and what it means for GPS and for users of smartphones and other equipment designed to use BeiDou signal. Listen to Boyce’s report, The U.S. Dependence On GPS Has Created A New Vulnerability, which appeared February 16 on Morning Edition.

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Richard Easton Interviewed on Working Over Time Podcast

Richard Easton joined Karen Bellinger, host of the podcast series Working Over Time, to discuss the early days of satellites and the scientists and inventors, like Roger Easton, who paved the way for today’s world of GPS and GNSS systems. Listen here.

 

Richard Easton spoke with Karen Bellinger, host of the podcast, Working Over Time, about early sattelite scientists, like his father, Roger Easton.

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Eric Frazier comments for CPR News about BeiDou

Eric Frazier spoke with reporter Dan Boyce about the completion of the Chinese BeiDou system and what it means for GPS and for users of smartphones and other equipment designed to use BeiDou signal. Read the Colorado Public Radio story, The Battle Between China And The US Over GPS Supremacy Is Being Built In Colorado.

Eric Frazier recently spoke with reporter Dan Boyce about what completion of the Chinese BeiDou system means for GPS and for users of smartphones and other equipment designed to use BeiDou signal

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History Hack Podcast Interviews Richard Easton

The History Hack podcast recently interviewed Richard, who spoke about his father’s role in the early space race and the creation of GPS. The discussion also touches on the controversy that remains over the so-called “Lonely Halls Meeting” in 1973, the year the Pentagon merged Navy and Air Force satellite navigation programs to create the dual-use system that today functions as a global public utility. Listen to the podcast here.

 

 

 

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Read Richard Easton’s guest blog at Lidar News

Richard Easton recently contributed a guest post for the Lidar News “In the Scan” blog. In his post, Richard reviews the history of GPS and highlights several common myths surrounding the technology, as well as widespread misinformation about its origin. Richard continues to pursue documentary evidence that will shed additional light on the early days of GPS.

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Richard Easton interviewed on TOCRadio Podcast

Richard kicked off the new year with an appearance on TOCRadio’s Podcast Episode 19. In a wide-ranging interview, hosts Wyatt Harper and Matt Schoenfeldt queried him about the historical development of GPS and the arrival of GPS III satellites, which are finally launching after years of delays. Richard debunked the common myth that President Ronald Reagan declassified GPS for its first civilian use, discussed how GPS impacted the Persian Gulf War, summarized ongoing challenges related to spoofing and jamming, and raised the policy issue posed by whether new military receivers should incorporate other GNSS signals.

TOCRadio is a military-themed podcast produced by LTC Matt Schoenfeldt and CPT Wyatt Harper.

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ION Newsletter Features Easton and Frazier

The Institute of Navigation Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Summer 2017), page 10, published a feature article, GPS Historians Spread a PNT Gospel,  about several recent public talks Richard Easton and Eric Frazier have presented, including one that appeared on C-SPAN’s American History TV.

The authors continue to mine historical factors in the development of GPS that provide relevant signposts for the technology going forward.

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Easton and Frazier Speak at NY Military Affairs Symposium

On May 5, 2017, Richard Easton and Eric Frazier presented “GPS: American Invention, Global Impact” at the New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS) on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.

Eric F. Frazier speaks at the New York Military Affairs Symposium May 5, 2017Richard D. Easton speaks at the New York Military Affairs Symposium May 5, 2017

 

 

 

 

The talk focused on how GPS technology, which was conceived and developed in U.S. military laboratories to meet Cold War needs, has spawned a worldwide satellite navigation industry, with global revenues from devices themselves and added-value services enabled by them estimated by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) to reach €270 billion to €300 billion by 2025.

C-SPAN was on hand to videotape the presentation for its “American History TV” series. The AH schedule shows the first air date as 2 p.m., June 3, 2017, on C-SPAN3. Afterward, it will be available to watch online.

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GPS: American Invention, Global Impact

The Global Positioning System, a technology invented in U.S. military laboratories, revolutionized war-fighting weapons, tactics and strategy. Contrary to common misconceptions, GPS development envisioned non-military uses from the start. Our deployment of GPS has driven other nations to invest large sums in competing worldwide systems and regional augmentation systems. GPS technology has permeated numerous commercial, scientific and civilian domains, delivering precise positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) for activities from transportation to banking to social media. Its global impact today is broader and deeper than most people realize, as GPS has become an unseen but critical component of modern infrastructure.

In this talk, Richard D. Easton and Eric F. Frazier, coauthors of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones, trace the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry and vital public utility.

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SpyCast Interviews Richard Easton

SpycastSPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Richard Easton, co-author of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones, to discuss the development of GPS and its role in the military, intelligence, and civilian domains. Easton’s father, Roger, led the Space Applications Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory from the Vanguard Satellite era to the early days of GPS development. Listen to the entire podcast.

 

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