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The tiny chip that can track its location WITHOUT satellites

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"GPS has become a part of everyday life for most of us, with phones, cars, boats and planes relying on the network of satellites to pinpoint their location.

However, the US military has revealed a tiny chip, small enough to fit on a penny, that could do away with the need for an expensive network of orbiting base stations.

The tiny chip contains three gyroscopes, three accelerometers and a master clock, and when combined with computer software, can work out exactly where it is going." -- DailyMail.co.uk

The tiny chip that can track its location WITHOUT satellites
 
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The tiny chip contains three gyroscopes, three accelerometers and a master clock, and when combined with computer software, can work out exactly where it is going."

We should install such a chip on our elected officials. None seem to have any clue where our country is going (except for that hiker governor who somehow wound up in Chile with his squeeze). At least he knew where he was going and for what reason and used the Kernnedy birthcontrol method to try to hide it.
 
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We should install such a chip on our elected officials. None seem to have any clue where our country is going...
Clueless officials are proof that every generation of voters needs more than hypes, hopes, and dreams marketed by certain officials--we all need wisdom, both in our daily choices and when we choose our leaders.


But, back to the technology...
However, the US military has revealed a tiny chip, small enough to fit on a penny, that could do away with the need for an expensive network of orbiting base stations.
Without researching other information sources yet, several questions come to mind:
  • Is this technology strictly based upon relative-positioning, i.e. distance = rate x time?
  • How does it learn its first absolute-position reference point?
  • How can these chips be used for more than munition-guidance or drone-guidance?
  • How soon will these chips be included in everyday items that are easily misplaced, like cell phones, key-fobs, remote-controls, etc. and thereby give a person the option of finding the lost unit?
  • Will these chips help to miniaturize radio equipment or combine features and make them available to more people?
    • Will they help make EPIRBs/SAR beacons smaller and lighter for hikers, campers, boaters, etc.?
    • Could they be added to weather radios so that in disasters, evacuees could take their weather-radio, listen to instructions, and use its navigation feature as a compass to navigate themselves to a safe location?

Just some quick thoughts,
 
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