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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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Get Back, Loretta: DARPA Seeks to Eliminate GPS Dependence Posted on 24 Jul 2013 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

By Alan Cameron Call it irony, poetic justice, or just the nature of the beast. The same impulse that led to the invention of GPS now has engendered a drive... Read more»

The System: ESA Reveals New Breed of FOC Satellite Posted on 01 Jul 2013 in the BeiDou/Compass & Galileo & GLONASS & GPS Modernization & The System categories.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released detailed views of the next batch of Galileo satellites, the first of which cuurently performs under simulated space conditions at the ESTEC technical... Read more»

Out in Front: Uh-oh for Information Posted on 01 Jul 2013 in the From the Editor & GNSS Opinions categories.

Back around 1992, in the early days of the World Wide Web, a starry-eyed pundit trumpeted “The Internet will do for information what TV did for entertainment!” “Uh-oh for information,”... Read more»

Expecting Twins: A How-To Guide to Dual Launch Posted on 26 Jun 2013 in the GNSS Opinions & Newsletter Editorials categories.

Recently released views of the next two Galileo satellites in the European Space Agency’s testing lab, along with dual-launch rumblings from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin, occasion this... Read more»

Col. Bernie Gruber: Farewell Perspective on GPS Program Posted on 11 Jun 2013 in the Defense & Defense PNT Newsletter & Latest News categories.

This week’s Defense PNT newsletter by GPS World contributing editor Don Jewell carries an exit interview with Col. Bernard “Bernie” Gruber, who is leaving his post as director of the... Read more»

Out in Front: Ruminations Upon a Technical Program Posted on 01 Jun 2013 in the From the Editor categories.

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) advance program for the 2013 GNSS+ conference in September arrived in the mail the other day, and was avidly consumed. The technical sessions of this... Read more»

The System: Galileo Leaves the Building Posted on 01 Jun 2013 in the Galileo & GLONASS & GPS Modernization & The System categories.

In the early hours of May 15, Galileo’s first full operational capability (FOC) satellite left manufacturer OHB System AG’s integration hall in Bremen, Germany, after successfully completing integration and system... Read more»

Out in Front: The System, Simulated Posted on 01 May 2013 in the Augmentation & Assistance & BeiDou/Compass & From the Editor & Galileo & GPS Modernization & The System categories.

Wealth, breadth, and depth. That’s what this issue brings you, in signal simulation- and testing-related content. Unfortunately, the wealth on offer has to large extent elbowed out our two news... Read more»