LightSquared Disrupts 75% of GPS Connections In Government Test

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    Freddybear writes with this quote from BusinessWeek:
    “Philip Falcone’s proposed LightSquared Inc. wireless service caused interference to 75 percent of global-positioning system receivers examined in a U.S. government test, according to a draft summary of results. … The tests worked off an ‘extraordinarily conservative’ threshold and didn’t show the devices’ performance was affected, [LightSquared exec Martin Harriman said]. ‘If we’re affecting the performance of the device — my goodness, we’d like to be sure that doesn’t happen,’ Harriman said. The laboratory testing was performed for the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Systems Engineering Forum, an executive branch body that helps advise policy makers on issues around GPS. It found that 69 of 92, or 75 percent, of receivers tested ‘experienced harmful interference’ at the equivalent of 100 meters (109 yards) from a LightSquared base station.”

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