Hearing on GPS and Aviation Safety:
A Review of Issues Associated with Protecting and Improving Our Nation's Aviation Satellite-Based Global Positioning System Infrastructure
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Subcommittee on Aviation
February 8, 2012
The committee received testimony on the public policy ramifications of protecting infrastructure to ensure transportation safety and efficiencies provided by GPS.
Government and industry witnesses warned that LightSquared's proposed terrestrial network would disrupt many aviation GPS receivers, including FAA requirements for low-altitude operations in the vicinity of LightSquared transmitters.
Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari proposed that federal agencies work to draft new GPS spectrum interference standards to help inform future proposals for non-space, commercial uses in the bands adjacent to the GPS signals, to strengthen existing national policy protection of adjacent band spectrum.
The Honorable John Porcari
U.S. Department of Transportation
Ms. Vincent Galotti
Deputy Director, Air Navigation Bureau
Mr. Thomas Hendricks
Senior Vice President for Safety, Security and Operations
Airlines for America
Captain Sean Cassidy
First Vice President
Air Line Pilots Association
Mr. Craig Fuller
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Mr. John Foley
Director, Aviation GNSS Technology
Dr. Scott Pace
Director, Space Policy Institute
The George Washington University
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