Todd Humphreys studies GPS, its future, and how we can address some of its biggest security problems.

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Todd Humphreys is director of the University of Texas at Austin's Radionavigation Laboratory -- where he works as an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. His research into orbital mechanics has made him one of the world's leading experts on GPS technology and the security concerns that arise from its ubiquitous use.  In 2008 he co-founded Coherent Navigation, a startup dedicated to creating more secure GPS systems.

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Todd Humphreys to testify to Congress about GPS spoofing

July 16, 2012

“Our modern society has a special relationship to GPS. We’re almost blindly reliant on it,” Todd Humphreys says in his TEDxTalk. “It’s built deeply into our systems and infrastructure. Some call it the invisible utility.” As GPS becomes more and more pervasive, technology is being developed to counter it — sometimes to restore privacy, but […]

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