‘Trans-Pac’ GPS receiver, 1990-1991

Made:
1990-1991 in California
maker:
Trimble Navigation
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"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"TRANS-PAC" GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER from TRIMBLE NAVIGATION EUROPE LTD, retrieved in working order from
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

‘Trans-Pac’ GPS, global positioning system receiver, made by Trimble Navigation, California, United States, 1990-1991. Retrieved from helicopter shot down in the Gulf War, 1991. Marked P/N 14992-00, S/N 3016A00570. Patented 4, 754, 465

‘Trans-Pac’ GPS, global positioning system receiver, made by Trimble Navigation, California, United States, 1990-1991.

The Global Positioning System or GPS network is a space-based satellite navigation system owned, operated and maintained by the American government. Commercial sets like these were rushed into production during the first Gulf War due to a shortage of military GPS receivers. Used for the first time during the Gulf War many GPS receivers weren't adapted fort military use. In some cases, receivers were attached into vehicles with gaffa tap or wedged onto the dashboard. This GPS receiver was retrieved from a helicopter shot down during the first Gulf War.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1992-837
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
gps receiver
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • navigational instrument
credit:
Donated by Trimple Navigation Europe Limited