24 February 2011
SkyDec’s Sales Director Maurice Meinster has won the so-called Intercom Award with the article “GPS jamming, an issue which affects us all”, which was published at the Dutch Intercom Magazine at the end of last year. The award was handed out by the Association of liaison officers of the Dutch Royal Army in Soesterberg, the Netherlands, this month.
In the article, Maurice Meinster describes in clear language the consequences of what will happen if the American GPS signal (officially called NAVigation Satellite Time And Ranging of NAVSTAR) will be jammed. The article discusses the effect for the daily life situations for every human being in that particular area if the GPS is jammed. Not only the traffic navigation will be disrupted for everyone, also financial transactions, hospital equipment and communication systems might be affected.
In the article, Maurice Meinster just wants the reader to be conscious about this issue. He describes alternatives for GPS and shows that, if we use it correctly, we even can take military advantages using GPS jamming.