Principles of GPS interference technology

GPS interference technology mainly operates based on the characteristics of GPS signals. The GPS system emits precise time and position information signals to the ground through satellites, while the GPS receiver determines its position by receiving signals from multiple satellites and calculating the propagation time of the signals. However, due to the low and weak transmission frequency of GPS signals, they are susceptible to interference from other wireless devices, atmospheric conditions, or human factors.

Main interference methods

1. Transmitting interference signals:

Principle: By transmitting interference signals in the same frequency band as GPS signals, the GPS receiver is unable to receive satellite signals correctly, resulting in an inability to perform positioning or an increase in positioning errors.
Effect: Some radio equipment, radar equipment, electromagnetic interference sources, etc. may interfere with GPS signals. This type of interference usually occurs in a specific area near the receiver, and the intensity of the interference weakens with increasing distance.

2. Signal shielding:

Method: By placing a large amount of metal or electromagnetic shielding material around the positioning device, it can effectively interfere with GPS positioning.
Effect: The positioning device is unable to receive satellite signals, thus unable to perform position calculations.

3. High energy electromagnetic pulse (EMP):

Principle: Emit high-energy electromagnetic pulses to destroy electronic devices of GPS receivers. EMP will emit a large amount of energy, causing interference to the receiver’s circuit, thereby preventing GPS positioning equipment from working properly.

potential impact

1. Military field:

In the military field, GPS interference technology plays an important role in confidentiality and combat operations. By blocking enemy GPS signals, effectively interfering with their navigation and positioning capabilities, we can improve our own combat effectiveness.

2. Privacy protection:

Gatherings, business negotiations, etc. that require personal privacy protection.

3. Special occasion requirements:

In some special occasions, such as examination rooms, prisons, etc., to prevent cheating or illegal activities, GPS signal blockers will be used to block GPS signals.

Anti interference technology

In order to cope with GPS interference, some GPS devices are equipped with anti-interference technology. These technologies can help devices filter out interfering signals and improve the accuracy and stability of GPS positioning. For example, the “GPS+INS+Pseudolites” technology being developed by the US military improves the anti-interference ability of GPS systems by combining inertial navigation systems and pseudosatellite technology.


GPS interference technology interferes or blocks GPS signals by transmitting interference signals, signal shielding, or high-energy electromagnetic pulses, thereby affecting the positioning and navigation functions of GPS devices. This technology has both positive military and security applications, as well as potential privacy and illegal activity risks. Therefore, when using GPS interference technology, it is necessary to comply with relevant laws and regulations.