DHS eyes toll booths to automatically detect GPS jammers


Detectors installed in turnpike toll booths could help locate Global Positioning System jammers, a Homeland Security Department official told a GPS conference Tuesday.

In November 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration experienced outages of a GPS system that provides precision landing information at Newark Liberty International Airport. Officials eventually traced the problem to a trucker on the adjacent New Jersey Turnpike who used a jammer to evade his company’s operations center. But the search took a year and a half.


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