Policy Recommendations*
“Advocating for policies and systems to protect GPS/GNSS satellites, signals, and users.”

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Protect the frequencies by preventing interference

  • Establish a national capability to detect & rapidly locate jamming.
  • Make anti-jamming and anti-spoofing laws enforceable at all levels of government.
  • Ensure enough enforcement personnel to detect, prevent, respond to and prosecute jamming.
  • Modernize the Communications Act of 1934 to better enable enforcement of sanctions against intentional interference, jamming/spoofing.
  • Ensure authorized transmissions in adjacent frequency bands do not exceed highest power provided for by industry standards.

Toughen receivers with readily available technology

  • Use receivers and antennas capable of resisting jamming, spoofing, adjacent band interference, other disruptions in critical infrastructure and applications.
  • Establish as a requirement or industry best practice having more than one source of precise Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) for critical infrastructure.
  • For critical infrastructure that uses space-based PNT, establish as a requirement or an industry best practice being able to continue normal operations in the event of an extended GPS/GNSS service disruption.

Augment services with difficult to disrupt terrestrial signals

  • Encourage development of numerous, complementary terrestrial PNT services to increase resilience (integrated radar, local positioning systems, inertial, etc.)
  • Establish wide area fiber time and broadcastwireless, wide-area, difficult to disrupt, diverse PNT services to augment GPS/GNSS.**
  • Ensure broad adoption of augmenting and alternative systems to protect national and economic security and “take the bullseye off GPS.

See some of our more specific and detailed recommendations here: https://rntfnd.org/rntf-recommendations/
See some recent recommendations, which we endorse, by the President’s National PNT Advisory Board here: https://rntfnd.org/presidents-advisory-board-recommendations/

*Thanks to Dr. Brad Parkinson and the National PNT Advisory Board for their his inspiration and leadership that lead to leading to development of these recommendations.
** US DOT January 2021 report, called for an architecture that included signals from space, fiber, and terrestrial broadcast.