Alan Cameron

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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 System Design e-mail newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.

Posts by Alan Cameron

Obstacles in the Orbit Path of GPS III Posted on 25 Feb 2015 in the GNSS News & Opinions categories.

A Lockheed Martin vice president has stated that the first GPS III satellite will likely launch in 2017, not 2016 as had been projected in the most recent update. The... Read more»

2, 4, 6, 8 — Who Do We Appreciate? Posted on 29 Jan 2015 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Galileo, that’s who! For dogged determination and persistent pushing-forwardness in the face of adversity, obstacles, and the occasional technical difficulty. That there may be occasional confusion, as well, or mixed... Read more»

The System: First Galileo FOC Satellite on the Air Posted on 01 Jan 2015 in the Galileo & GLONASS & GNSS & GNSS News & System and Business News & The System categories.

Will Be Employable for Surveying, Precise Positioning, and Geodesy By Peter Steigenberger and André Hauschild, German Aerospace Center (DLR) / German Space Operations Center The first Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellite... Read more»

Out in Front: All-Day, Everywhere for All Posted on 01 Jan 2015 in the From the Editor & GNSS & Opinions & Receiver Design categories.

We appear incompletely before you this month. A funny thing happened on the way to the presses: we discovered that we had more content than pages in which to squeeze... Read more»

GNSS Frontiers: BeiDou and Ubiquitous Location Posted on 18 Dec 2014 in the GNSS & GNSS News & Mobile/Wireless categories.

The Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time conducted its eighth symposium on PNT in October. These symposia have always been a superb two (this year three) days of excellent presentations, ranging over the entire domain of PNT, including policy factors as well as technical ones. Read more»

The System: eLoran Operational on Eastern UK Coast Posted on 01 Dec 2014 in the From the Magazine & Galileo & GNSS & GPS modernization & System and Business News & The System categories.

Back-up to Vulnerable GPS Signals Required for Busy Shipping Lanes The General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) of the UK and Ireland announced October 31 the initial operational capability of UK maritime... Read more»

GNSS System Mandates Would Violate International Trade Agreements Posted on 26 Nov 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS & Newsletter Editorials & Opinions categories.

A U.S. government representative stated at an international satnav forum that mandating use of specific GNSS services for applications such as air-traffic control, freight shipments, emergency calling, and road tolling... Read more»

Out in Front: My Heart in My Sleeve Posted on 24 Nov 2014 in the From the Editor & Opinions categories.

The next time I see Paris, I will be swinging down the boulevard in a brand new set of threads. An elegant, location-enabled set of threads that will take me... Read more»