Saratov scientists develop geomagnetic navigation technology alternative to GPS, GLONASS

October 13, 2014

SARATOV, September 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Saratov scientists have developed the first domestic geomagnetic field navigation technology system that may become an alternative to the currently existing satlellite-aided navigation systems GPS and GLONASS, Alexander Ignatyev, head of the design bureau at the Institute of Critical Technologies, told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

“The geomagnetic navigation system may be indispensable, for example, in the event of disappearance of a satellite signal. From the viewpoint of orientation accuracy, our (newly-developed) system is up to the selfsame GLONASS,” Ignatyev emphasized.

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