NDGPS Federal Register Notice – Released Today

{mosaddphp:mega-house.php}The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today published a notice in the Federal Register assessing the current user requirements for the inland (terrestrial) component of the Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) system.

This assessment is in preparation for making a recommendation to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee on the need to continue to operate inland NDGPS, and to make a decision on funding the NDGPS.

If no transportation requirements or other federal user requirements are identified as a result of the needs assessment, and if there are no other Federal or other funding sources willing to sponsor or partner in sponsoring NDGPS, DOT will develop a decommissioning plan for NDGPS.

To keep on track for a decision by the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee, comments are due by October 1, 2007. Please distribute to all in the community whom you believe would have an interest, so we can get the most complete assessment possible.

A copy of the Notice can be downloaded HERE.

Research and Innovative Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation