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Alan Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Design & Test e-Newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.

Posts by Alan Cameron

eLoran Progresses Toward GPS Back-Up Role in U.S., Europe Posted on 25 Jun 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

As of June 19, eLoran is on the air in the United States. The low-frequency signal emanates from a former U.S. Coast Guard Loran Unit in Wildwood, N.J., which sports a 625-foot signal mast that has been out of action for five years. The signal is receivable at distances of up to 1,000 miles. The eLoran navigation and communications signal is difficult to disrupt; further, it could be an important part of enabling UAVs to fly safely in our airspace. Read more»

Out in Front: The State of Our Union, 2015 Posted on 24 Jun 2015 in the Opinions categories.

Sometimes you have to stop and, yes, smell the roses, but also survey just how far you’ve come, where you stand at this actual moment, and what directions hold the... Read more»

The System: SBAS Agree to Common Message Posted on 01 Jun 2015 in the From the Magazine & GNSS & UAV/UGV categories.

Aircraft navigation and safety will benefit from enhanced, reliable satellite navigation signals on a seamless basis across much of the world in the 2020–2025 timeframe. Read more»

Model Plane Fliers to Get Real-Time, Location-Based Flight Safety Info Posted on 06 May 2015 in the Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Today’s second announcement of a new UAV-related initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was directed at private citizens: model airplane enthusiasts and hobbyists, also called modelers — not at... Read more»

FAA, Industry Partners Launch Pathfinder Program to Define UAV Integration into Airspace Posted on 06 May 2015 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced two new initiatives related to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) today at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2015... Read more»

Out in Front: Good News for Modern Nav Posted on 01 May 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

This year’s European Navigation Conference in Bordeaux, France, got underway with “Good news from up there .…” Galileo’s seventh and eighth satellites launched successfully in late March, the European Space... Read more»

Galileo Update, Ionospheric Model Shared at ENC Posted on 23 Apr 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

This year’s European Navigation Conference (April 7–10 in Bordeaux, France) got underway with “Good news from up there .…” Galileo’s seventh and eighth satellites launched successfully in late March, the... Read more»

Down in the Flood with GPS Posted on 31 Mar 2015 in the Opinions & Survey categories.

Surveyors, prepare to get your feet wet. Global warming is about to hit you in the job list. By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year. This according to a December report in Earth's Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Read more»