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					Commerce PNT Challenges &
     Opportunities

National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board
             March 29, 2007


      Ed Morris, Director
      Office of Space Commercialization
      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      U.S. Department of Commerce
               Overview


• Commerce involvement in GPS

• U.S. Space-Based PNT Policy

• Challenges and Opportunities

• Expectations for the Advisory Board




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           Commerce Involvement in GPS
User                               Manager
• NOAA: Vessel navigation,         • Member of National Space-Based
  fisheries enforcement, remote      PNT Executive Committee
  sensing, GIS, surveying,           (EXCOM) & Host of Coordination
  weather forecasting, satellite     Office
  operations                       • Ensure free trade for PNT
• NIST: Timing, construction &       goods/services
  robotics                         • Co-manage spectrum (w/ FCC)
• Census: Locate homes, plot       • Set export guidelines for equipment
  population trends
Provider/Developer                 Promoter
                                   • Represent commercial users &
• National Continuously
                                      industry in USG decision making &
   Operating Reference Station
                                      and international negotiations
   (CORS) network
                                   • Advances commercial GPS interests
• Atmospheric models                  at public and international
• Clock technology                    meetings
                                   • Conduct GPS economic studies       3
          U.S. Space-Based PNT Policy

• Provide civil GPS and augmentations free of
  direct user fees on a continuous, worldwide
  basis
• Provide open, free access to information
  needed to use civil GPS and augmentations
• Improve performance of GPS and
  augmentations
• Seek to ensure that international space-based PNT
  systems are interoperable with civil GPS and
  augmentations or, at a minimum, are compatible

Policy stability and transparency improve
  industry confidence and investment                  4
           Challenges & Opportunities

• GPS Modernization
  – L2C and the estimation of benefits
• Expanding number of satellite navigation
  systems and service providers
  – Compatibility and Interoperability
  – Compatible trade and commercial use principles
  – U.S.- EU working group on trade & civil applications

Free access to civil GNSS signals and design
  information from multiple systems will
 create opportunity for industry and users
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    Expectations for the Advisory Board


• Bring user and manufacturer perspectives into
  Departmental and EXCOM deliberations

• Recommend establishing a subcommittee with
  additional industry expertise to focus exclusively
  on commercial issues



 Commerce looks forward to working with
 the Advisory Board on commercial issues
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        Contact Information




      Office of Space Commercialization
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
         U.S. Department of Commerce
        6818 Herbert C. Hoover Building
            Washington, D.C. 20230
       www.nesdis.noaa.gov/space
           space.commerce@noaa.gov
                 (202) 482-6125
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