TI-4100 NAVSTAR Navigator GPS Receiver

Made by Texas Instruments in 1981, this is one of the first commercial GPS receivers and antennas. The National Geodetic Survey, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Naval Surface Weapons Center at Dahlgren, Virginia, used such receivers for surveying the Earth’s precise shape.
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This is one of the first commercial GPS receivers.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
NASM 2013-00529
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This is one of the first commercial GPS receivers.