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The Smartphone: A Personal Navigation Device

Ask an Expert

     

Ask an Expert Series
Presenter: Dr. Paul Ceruzzi
Wednesday, September 17
12:00 pm to 12:15 pm
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
Museum in Washington, DC

Recent advances in electronics have given users of smartphones the same navigational abilities that were once confined to bulky and expensive military equipment. Join curator Paul Ceruzzi as he discusses the iPhone 4 that was disassembled for the Time and Navigation exhibit and what it contains: nearly all the components of a satellite-augmented inertial navigation system similar to what was carried on the nuclear-powered submarine Alabama, exhibited elsewhere in the gallery.

Can't make it to the talk? Read about the disassembled iPhone in this blog post by Paul Ceruzzi.

Meet at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall on the first floor.

About the Ask an Expert lecture series: Every Wednesday at noon in the National Mall Building, a Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum.

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