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Directions 2014: Galileo IOV Passes with Flying Colors Posted on 01 Dec 2013 in the Expert Advice & Leadership Talks & Galileo & GNSS Opinions & Government News & Government Opinions categories.

Following the second Galileo launch in October 2012, leading to four operational satellites in orbit, a progressive chain of events has taken place in 2013 encompassing all Galileo Services, starting from the first position fix on March 12 (Figure 1), when navigation message continuous broadcast began. Read more»

Directions 2014: Serve the World, Benefit Mankind — A System Matures Posted on 01 Dec 2013 in the BeiDou/Compass & Expert Advice & Leadership Talks & From the Magazine & GNSS Opinions & Government Opinions categories.

By adhering to the principles of independence, openness, compatibility, and gradualness, China has steadily pushed forward the deployment of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), following a planned three-step strategy. In 2000, BeiDou Navigation Satellite Demonstration System was completed. By December 2012, five geostationary orbit (GEO) satellites, five inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO) satellites, and four medium-Earth orbit (MEO) satellites had been launched, forming the constellation, and formally beginning service provision to the Asia-Pacific region. Read more»

Directions 2014: New Horizons of GLONASS Posted on 01 Dec 2013 in the Expert Advice & Leadership Talks & GLONASS & GNSS Opinions categories.

The fundamentals of Russian government policy in satellite navigation are defined in Presidential Decree #638 of May 17, 2007, and specify that GLONASS services are provided globally and free of any user fees, and GLONASS is used as a basis of the National Positioning, Navigation and Timing System. To efficiently implement the government policy in satellite navigation, in March 2012 the Government approved the dedicated Federal Program focused on GLONASS sustainment, development, and expansion of applications. Read more»

Directions 2014: Keeping Our Commitment to Civil Users Posted on 01 Dec 2013 in the Aviation & Space & Expert Advice & Leadership Talks & Government Opinions & GPS Modernization & Social Networking & Advertising categories.

The cliché “time flies when you’re having fun” accurately describes how quickly the past six months have passed for me. In a program as challenging, rewarding, and mission-critical as GPS, it is full-speed ahead all the time. As the GPS director, I am acutely aware of the importance of time — particularly high-accuracy time. Since declaring initial operational capability in December 1993, the extremely precise time service delivered by GPS has enabled numerous technological advances around the globe. Read more»

2013 Leadership Awards: The Honorees Speak Posted on 01 Dec 2013 in the Expert Advice & Leadership Talks & GNSS Opinions & OEM Opinions categories.

This article reproduces the acceptance speeches given by the winners of GPS World’s 2013 Leadership Awards, at the Leadership Dinner in Nashville in September. The Leadership Dinner was sponsored by... Read more»

Experts Seek to Harness Galileo for Science at Fourth Colloquium Posted on 26 Nov 2013 in the Featured Stories & Galileo & GNSS News & Latest News categories.

The Fourth International Galileo Colloqium, taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, December 4-6, will bring together leading members of the European scientific community and their international partners. They will propose... Read more»

Directions 2014: On the Path to Early Services Posted on 26 Nov 2013 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Galileo categories.

By Eric Chatre, Horst Faas, and Marco Lisi With four satellites in space, launched by pairs in October 2011 and October 2012 from French Guiana, the Galileo project is now... Read more»

Jamming Threats Explored in GPS World Webinar Posted on 25 Nov 2013 in the Aviation & Space & Defense News & Latest News categories.

A system to detect and locate GPS jamming will be explored in a free GPS World webinar Thursday, December 5. The webinar, “Detect and Locate GPS Jamming: Provide Actionable Intelligence,”... Read more»