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Problem of the Week: May 2

May 2, 2011
Problem of the Week: Control Segment

What is the meaning of selective availability in GPS?

(A) the deliberate degradation of the GPS signal

(B) the encryption of the P code transmissions

(C) the licensing of all GPS receivers by the federal government

(D) the shutdown of selected satellites by the control segment

The answer is (A).

This is problem 12 (11-2) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.