NovAtel, L-3 Interstate Electronics Partner on Civil RTK and SAASM Receiver Card

May 30, 2012 - By

NovAtel Inc. today announced the development of its OEM625S Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GNSS receiver, a collaborative effort between NovAtel and L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC). System integrators have come to rely on the centimeter-level positioning accuracy made possible with real-time kinematic (RTK) commercial GPS receivers. Many authorized defense customers rely on access to the Precise Positioning Service (PPS)... read more

Lockheed Martin Completes Navigation Payload Milestone for GPS III Prototype

May 29, 2012 - By

The Lockheed Martin team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program’s satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST). The milestone is a key indication that the GPS III team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability in 2014. In... read more

Guest Editorial: Commercial GPS Receivers See Combat Action

May 23, 2012 - By

This month we present a guest column by James D. Litton, who attended the 2012 GPS Partnership Council, jointly sponsored by the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association and the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate. The key topic of this year’s council quickly emerged as the tension between commercial off-the-shelf GPS receivers and official military issue; the two are used side-by-side in active military theaters. read more

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MBOC Signal Furor

May 23, 2012 - By

A subsidiary of the UK Ministry of Defence has been granted a UK patent on the MBOC signal design, which was a product of lengthy and cooperative negotiations between U.S. and European scientists. The UK patent, taken in the names of two UK scientists participating in the project, is being used by a legal firm to demand royalty fees from... read more

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Hexagon Acquires Norwegian Software Company myVR

May 22, 2012 - By

Hexagon AB announced it has acquired all shares in the Norwegian company My Virtual Reality Software AS (myVR). read more

GSA Launches Public Consultation on the Galileo Commercial Service

May 22, 2012 - By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working with the European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency with the support of the EU Member States to define the final characteristics of the future Galileo Commercial Service. Input from industry as well as other actors, such as users and academia, is valuable to define the service and the rationale behind the implementation of the service. read more

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LightSquared Bankrupt, But Spectrum Void Still Beckons

May 15, 2012 - By

By Alan Cameron. LightSquared, the company that mounted a powerful threat to GPS signals, declared bankruptcy on May 14, after losing a lengthy struggle in the court of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the GPS industry, the U.S. military (behind the scenes), the Federal Aviation Administration, and many other GPS users. However, the vacuum into which Lightsquared sought to... read more

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Spectracom Releases Dual-Frequency Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator

May 10, 2012 - By

Spectracom announced its new L1+L2 dual-frequency 32-channel multi-GNSS simulator, the GSG-62. The GSG-62 offers multiple frequency band operation, multiple GNSS constellation simulation, and expansion capability for more frequency bands and channels, the company said. The new simulator provides expanded capabilities for those who are testing more than GPS L1, according to the company. “We understand the challenges our customers have... read more