The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined New Jersey truck drivers for allegedly using a GPS cell phone jammer to interfere with a new floor enhancement device (GBAS) at Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport (EWR).
The FCC report stated that Bojczak “claimed that he installed jamming devices in the company’s vehicles and used them to prevent his employers from installing GPS-based vehicle tracking systems in their vehicles.”
CBS information reported that Bojčak was subsequently unemployed in this incident.
In an apparent seizure notice issued earlier this month, the FCC concluded that Gary P. Bojczak was clearly responsible for the “seizure” of $31,875. According to the NAL report, law enforcement agencies have determined the FCC in four aspects. The delivery truck driven by Bojczak was used as a source of interference in August 2012.
After receiving a complaint from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about a malfunction of the GPS reference station during the GBAS pre-deployment assessment at Newark Airport, the officer spotted the truck the next day. Compared with similar interference incidents involving Newark GBAS and FAA Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) or satellite TV in recent years, this problem has been resolved much faster.
The issue of GPS jammer or "private privacy devices" (PPD) accidentally interfering with the LAAS system has not been resolved. Some modifications to the EWR LAAS floor Facility (LGF) software program (and physical modifications to the antenna location and the vicinity of the site) alleviated (but did not eliminate) the impact of such events.
Newark GBAS (American Local Area Network Enhancer, LAAS) uses Honeywell's SmartPath SLS-4000 technology. In September last year, she got a business license. On October 10, 2012, United Airlines' first new Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) equipped with a GBAS landing device (GLS) landed at Newark Liberty International Airport for the first time.
"Although the operation of the GPS jammer is against the regulations. The FCC stated that their own performance was shocking. We found Mr. Bojczak's behavior to be particularly worrying. This led to the accuracy of the GBAS system tested at Newark Airport. It is correct, and the inspection and calibration of the flight navigation system was interrupted before use."
According to John Merrill, Department of Homeland Security's location, time, and navigation program manager, the FAA and the Federal Communications Commission discovered the GPS of another truck driver on the jammer between March 2009 and April 2011. Perform charging operations in New Jersey. 2012 Telcordia-NIST-ATIS Telecom System Synchronization Seminar.