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Department of the Air Force, DoD.


Notice and Request for Review/Comment of draft ICD-GPS-705 Version 2.


This notice informs the public that the Global Positioning System (GPS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has released the current draft of ICD-GPS-705, Navstar GPS Space Segment/User Segment L5 Interfaces, for public review and comment. This ICD describes the interface characteristics of L5, a signal to be incorporated into the GPS system for the benefit of the civilian community. The draft ICD can be reviewed at the following Web site: Select “Configuration Management”, and then select “Public Data For Review”. Hyperlinks to the draft ICD and review instructions are provided. The reviewer should save the draft ICD to a local memory location prior to opening and performing the review. All comments and their resolutions will be posted to the Web site.


Submit comments to SMC/CZERC, 2420 Vela Way, Suite 1467, El Segundo CA 90245-4659. A comment matrix is provided for your convenience at the web site and is the preferred method of comment submittal. Comments may be submitted to the following Internet address: <>. Comments may also be sent by fax to (310) 363-6387.


The suspense date for comment submittal is April 30, 2002. The following schedule of events is anticipated:

ICD-705 version 2 posted on GPS public Web page: March 29, 2002.

Comment Submittal Suspense Date: April 30, 2002.

Government Response to Comments Suspense Date: May 14, 2002.

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CZERC at (310) 363-6329, GPS JPO Start Printed Page 19168System Engineering Division, or write to the address above.

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The civilian and military communities use the Global Positioning System, which employs a constellation of 24 satellites to provide continuously transmitted signals to enable appropriately configured GPS user equipment to produce accurate position, navigation and time information.

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Pamela D. Fitzgerald,

Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-9465 Filed 4-17-02; 8:45 am]