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Lost in GNSS: a need for commercial space policy for positioning, navigation and timing

Aeronautics and Aerospace Open Access Journal
Aurthur Vimalachandran Thomas Jayachandran,1 Oluwafemi Funmilola Adebisi2


Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has seen a rapid and tremendous growth. GNSS is one of the best space applications that have been commercialized very well resulting in numerous digital applications available in the market. Any rapid growth has to be checked, regulated and contained properly. There is an awareness increase by the public that causes concern among the users being exploited in privacy by the Data Analyst Society. This article deals with the roles to be played by the public, regulators and the lawmakers in understanding the GEOSPATIAL information and how this information is collected, analyzed and processed that imposes privacy risk. The article also identifies the liability for the GNSS signals and information technology driven by space platforms. GNSS has millions of users due to its capability of replicating its receivers in mobile phones at very cheap cost. GNSS has many unresolved legal issues enclosing its operations, applications, and facilitation. Autonomous transport systems such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and auto-steering cars also incorporate GNSS. GNSS failure may cause loss of life, injuries, material and financial damage. In conclusion, recommendations and future prediction of GNSS markets were done.


GNSS, data analyst society, privacy, international law regulators, UAV