John M. Beukers

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Abstract: Worldwide radionavigation systems in use today have evolved over the past 50 years to meet common national and international requirements for transportation. This has been possible through the coordinated efforts of the member states of international organizations. Today, government, industry, and user enthusiasm for applying advances in radiolocation and communications technology is challenging the conventional, slow but methodical international administrative machinery. In an attempt to speed up the regulatory process, some nations and organizations - driven by special interests - are developing unilateral initiatives. This paper examines the mandatory procedures that must be followed under U.S. law to become a signatory to an international agreement, and reviews the current international agreements covering worldwide radionavigation systems.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 40, Number 4
Pages: 341 - 358
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