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

Out in Front: Of Rats, the Mind, World Series, and Truth Posted on 01 Nov 2014 in the From the Editor categories.

My colleague Janice Partyka wrote a provocative blog in the Wireless/LBS Insider on discovery of the brain’s inner GPS, which won three scientists a Nobel Prize for medicine. The piece struck... Read more»

Galileo: A Constellation of One? Posted on 29 Oct 2014 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

Matters sit not well with Galileo, the European GNSS. Only one of six currently orbiting satellites can be said to be truly and fully operational. With these troubles augmented by... Read more»

Galileo’s Two Giant Steps Back Posted on 24 Sep 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

Galileo’s first two full-operational capability (FOC) satellites have been in a safe state since August 28, under control from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) center in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having... Read more»

Out in Front: 25 Years Young Posted on 01 Sep 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»

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»

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»

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»

Out in Front: The State of Our Union Posted on 01 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»