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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

The System: One Step Back, Three Steps Forward Posted on 01 Sep 2014 in the The System categories.

Galileo IOV Bird Mute; New Draft ICD; CS Proved; Late August Launch Orbiting in silence since an onboard power mishap on May 27, troubled E20 emitted cheeps from space on... Read more»

Out in Front: 25 Years Young Posted on 29 Aug 2014 in the From the Editor & GNSS Opinions categories.

When I was a young man, the moment seemed like all there was, all there needed to be. Why plan? Why reflect? The days were just packed. Once I turned... Read more»

Slung Low, Sweet Satellites: Galileo Anomaly Update Posted on 28 Aug 2014 in the Featured Stories & GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

The wording is terse, the intent clear. “Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested... Read more»

Out in Front: The State of Our Union Posted on 05 Aug 2014 in the From the Editor categories.

Like Olympic athletes, doctors without borders, and magicians, members of the GNSS community constitute an informal international group that gathers periodically, in different centers around the world, to share knowledge... Read more»

Spoofer and Detector: Battle of the Titans at Sea Posted on 05 Aug 2014 in the Featured Stories & GNSS News & Marine & Signal Processing & Transportation News & Uncategorized categories.

Two satnav superpowers battled it out aboard a superyacht in the Mediterranean this summer, as a spoofing detector designed to differentiate between real and fake GPS signals came to grips... Read more»

A Long Look at Advanced Multisensor Navigation and Positioning Posted on 30 Jul 2014 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

A modern-day fable related by Steven Covey tells of a civil engineer leading a crew engaged in building a road through a dense jungle. Each day the engineer’s adept management,... Read more»

Power Loss Created Trouble Aboard Galileo Satellite Posted on 08 Jul 2014 in the Featured Stories & Galileo & GNSS News & Latest News categories.

In an update to our July 2 story (recapped below), correspondent Peter de Selding wrote in Space News on July 3 that the trouble aboard the fourth in-orbit (IOV) Galileo... Read more»

Out in Front: Epic Fail Posted on 01 Jul 2014 in the From the Editor categories.

Sometimes the patient has to get sick in order to get better. The eruption of a malady leads to identification of an underlying condition; appropriate treatment can then be devised... Read more»