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SSC’s GPS Certifications Branch Keeps GPS Secured, Robust, and Accurate
Space Systems Command
Video by Courtesy
Sept. 7, 2023 | 2:44
With multi-millions of users worldwide – both civilian and military – relying on Global Positioning System’s (GPS) accurate positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information, it’s not surprising that Space Systems Command has a specialized branch responsible for certifying its accuracy.

The GPS Certification Branch is a specialized team within SSC that is responsible for certifying the hardware, software, and firmware used in GPS systems.

The certification process involves the evaluation of design and testing for various components of GPS systems, including user equipment: the devices used by individuals or organizations to receive GPS signals and determine their precise location.
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