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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.

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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»

GPS Industry Breathes Sigh of Relief Posted on 25 Jun 2014 in the Featured Stories & GNSS Opinions & Government Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission convened a June 20 workshop on “GPS Protection and Receiver Performance” whose bite turned out to be far less than its bark had led some... Read more»

GNSS Manufacturing and Purchase Decisions Outlined in Thursday’s Webinar Posted on 03 Jun 2014 in the Automotive & Featured Stories & Latest News & Machine Control & Mobile Devices & OEM News categories.

The two GLONASS stumbles in May prompted industry leaders to again promote multi-GNSS user equipment and the development of of reliable back-up/redundant positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems to cope... Read more»

Expanding Our System of Systems Posted on 30 May 2014 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

Putting GNSS into use within much larger aggregates of systems shows the greatest promise yet for earthly good. Goodness knows, we have experienced plenty of benefit from GPS applied over... Read more»

GPS/GLONASS Dispute: CEO Clarifies Misunderstandings Posted on 23 May 2014 in the Featured Stories & GLONASS & GNSS & Government & Latest News & Opinions & Survey News & System and Business News & The System categories.

“Use any opportunity to create friendship and peace,” urged Javad Ashjaee, president and CEO of JAVAD GNSS, in a May 23 conversation with journalists. He decried the recent controversy about... Read more»

Out in Front: How Much Farther? Posted on 01 May 2014 in the From the Editor categories.

For some years now, we have been talking about GNSS interoperability. The concept has received so much careful attention at conferences, in R&D laboratories, in international working group forums, and... Read more»

GNSS Backup Delivers 5-Meter Accuracy Posted on 30 Apr 2014 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

The North Sea fairly boils with GNSS activity recently. Trials of the eLoran back-up for GNSS, Galileo maritime trials, Brad Parkinson’s Protect, Toughen, and Augment sermon at the European Navigation... Read more»