GPS Receiver for Egyptian Army

Description (Brief)
The Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of a network of orbiting satellites that transmit special time signals. GPS receivers detect the signals from several satellites and calculate the user’s position with high precision. While many civilian uses have been developed, the system originated as a tool for the U.S. military. Other nations also adopted GPS for military use as seen on this 1992 model 1000M5 receiver. The buttons are labeled in Arabic for use by the Egyptian Army.
Object Name
global positioning system receiver
date made
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
receiver: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
bracket and mount: 8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm x 6.0325 cm
mount only: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.0325 cm
bracket base: 10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.905 cm
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams

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