Locating yourself everywhere on earth

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Ciao persona fantastica,

this weeks paper is about one of my favorite usages of time in computer systems. With calculating time differences between radio signals we(our devices) are able to locate us all around the globe. Yepp, I am talking about GPS/GLONASS/Galileo. This weeks paper is less formal than the ones you are used to form the newsletter, but I choose it as it gives a nice overview about the history of these systems. (Mainly GPS, but they all work the same)


Abstract:

Two dozen satellites hovering thousands of miles out in space are allowing people to locate themselves on the earth’s surface with remarkable precision

Download Link:

http://physics.nmsu.edu/~jni/introgeophys/hw_and_quizzes/sciam_gps_herring.pdf


It would be awesome if you could help growing our little paper community even more by sharing it with your circles (you can also @eu_frey me on Twitter for retweets :D):

simon-frey.com/weeklycspaper

If you have any paper recommendation for me, please do not hesitate to approach me via [email protected] (Please keep the Backend & DevOps topic focus in mind)


With much love,

Simon Frey