GLONASS is a form of geo designed by Russia that uses satellites to triangulate and determine the position of ‘something’ in almost every corner of the planet. U.S. President Barack Obama signed legislation that seriously hinders the construction of stations signal correction of this Russian global positioning system in the territory of USA. This will only be possible to build these stations in USA if the Minister of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence to Congress ensure that these devices not be used for intelligence activities against USA
Glonass satellite system is similar to the U.S. GPS
U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a law that seriously hampers the construction of stations correction signals from the Russian GLONASS global positioning system in the territory of USA.
Under the new law, it is only possible to build these stations in USA if the Minister of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence to Congress ensure that these devices not be used for intelligence activities against USA, and will not increase the effectiveness of Russian weapons, or to weaken the position of the U.S. GPS system in the commercial market. In addition, they are also asked to ensure that these devices transmit only open unencrypted data, reports The New York Times.
According declares an anonymous GOP congressman who spoke to the newspaper about the purpose of the adoption of this provision, it is difficult and almost impossible to make housing GLONASS stations in USA.
The regulation GLONASS stations form part of the law on U.S. defense spending for 2014, which President Obama signed earlier.
In November this year, The New York Times reported that U.S. intelligence agencies and the Defense Department opposed the intention of the Department of State to issue a permit to the Russian Space Agency for the construction of several stations GLONASS correction and monitoring in the United States.
GLONASS is a form of geo that uses satellites to triangulate and determine the position of ‘something’ in almost every corner of the planet.
But there is also a more commercial way of putting this: Russia has become an extremely interesting for manufacturers, its population having one of the most avid consumers of mobile technology in the world market.
This could well be considered as a nod to them, and a validation of one of the most dynamic industries there … But the answer is different: Russia threatened to increase by 25% income taxes mobile phones that do not include your geo system and could even’ve locked. No manufacturer would wait for that to be done for.
Like it or not, this move was obvious, considering that this system is being developed over 30 years ago and never managed to take in all that time he would be pulling the Global Positioning System, GPS.
GPS and GLONASS are different, but work together to position the devices get faster in the place where one is located. As explained when people Qualcomm chips justified its implementation in S2, S3 and S4, there are 27 GPS satellites orbiting the planet, and there are places and times when there is simply not feasible to get 3 of them locate you.
Not talking about remote and uninhabited places, but large cities with tall buildings and many blind spots that prevent the phone have a clean shot to communicate with the satellites concerned.
Russia has been responsible for putting their GLONASS satellites in orbit and evolve its constellation consistently in recent years, chip makers have been responsible for cell to get both technologies complement and achieve faster find you.
Most phones have the Russian system as a backup in case of not being successful exploration with GPS, so not to worry too much by the increase in energy consumption due to its operation. But when it is, manages to find a device with a minimal margin of error of 2 meters.
The first phone with support for GLONASS was released late 2010 in Russia, and Vladimir Putin himself, Prime Minister of the country, was on hand to show it to the press. Basically, it was a manufactured by ZTE phone for this purpose.
The question is: Why do we need phones with more geo sensor? The answer often given is because often the GPS is not enough, your margin of error is high standards demanded by the market and in many parts of the world turns out to be slow to nonexistent.
And from this premise arises the need to complement the satellite data received by these “conventional” channels, looking for a more efficient and quick to get locate on a map point.