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IEEE Preso: How Do You Know Where You Are?

IEEE Preso: How Do You Know Where You Are?


On Wednesday, July 29th 2020, Michael Mayor presented “How Do You Know Where You Are?” to the Florida West Coast Section of the IEEE.

There were over 50 member in attendance to this online virtual presentation. Michael covered how satellites maintain their position, how they communicate with the ground, and how our cell phones are able to use them in order to determine where we currently are! Michael also took the time to talk about GPS systems that have been put up by other countries including Europe’s Galileo, the USA’s NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s Global’naya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (GLONASS) and China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.

When Michael completed his presentation, there were a number of very good questions from the attentive audience.


A video of Michael’s session has been posted to YouTube and can be viewed here:



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