Laser positioning will replace GPS (3 photos)

Almost every modern mobile device is equipped with a positioning system in space, based on the operation of GPS and GLONASS satellites. Such a technology has certain drawbacks, including those related to technical capabilities (lack of satellite communications underground), and to geopolitical events in the international arena. However, in the near future, universal technology can be used for navigation that eliminates all GPS problems. Developers from the Emergent Photonics Lab (EPic Lab) at the University of Sussex have proposed using atomic clocks using laser radiation for positioning. Innovative technology will radically change navigation and will be used in ground transportation, drones, airplanes or spacecraft. The technology is similar to the technique used in the operation of fiber optic cables for the Internet. Miniature atomic clocks use light pulses in a small processor. Лазерное позиционирование придёт на смену GPS (3 фото) The scope of use of new technologies is unlimited: from the development of the route of emergency vehicles in the tunnel to the positioning of tourists traveling by subway. How soon the new methods will actually be used in mobile devices is still unknown.

Sam Richards

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