About Tony Murfin

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Tony Murfin is managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, and writes for GPS World as the OEM Professional contributing editor.

Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business Development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, UK, as senior avionics engineer.

Murfin has a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the UK, and is a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng MIET).

Posts by Tony Murfin

Drone developments: Avionics, fuel cells and swarms Posted on 18 Jan 2017 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The first year I was at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) convention in 2012 (well before it became Xponential) in Las Vegas, Nevada, I spent a lot... Read more»

When inertial can help with GNSS solutions Posted on 14 Dec 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

A number of organizations are focusing on how inertial can help GNSS receivers to provide more stable, reliable position outputs when signals are hard to receive. Papers presented in September at the... Read more»

UAV Update: Fuel cells, Droneboxes and hostile drones Posted on 16 Nov 2016 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

We might have thought of fuel cells in the past coming from historical problems way back on Apollo 13, or more recently in connection with advanced hybrid cars. But now... Read more»

Why tether drones? Plus: Trimble divestiture, Intel expansion, ISIS Posted on 19 Oct 2016 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

I’ve always thought that tethered drones would have a major disadvantage over regular flying vehicles, in that their range is really limited and therefore their applications would be few and... Read more»

What does ION GNSS+ reveal about the GNSS industry? Posted on 21 Sep 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

Back again in Portland, Oregon, the 2016 Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ conference was a great opportunity for the GNSS community to catch up on what’s been cooking in the industry, and... Read more»

Unmanned update: Government and industry join to resolve issues Posted on 17 Aug 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

The White House has joined in to support continued growth of the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies are powering a revolution in unmanned flight.... Read more»

Navigation progress for indoors and UAVs Posted on 19 Jul 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

I didn’t get to this year’s IEEE/ION PLANS meeting in Savannah, Georgia, in April, but I did find a few papers that interested me. You might have read past articles of mine... Read more»

Retailers, airspace, undetectable drones: UAV developments zoom ahead Posted on 17 Jun 2016 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

A lot is happening in the world of UAVs. Amazon and Walmart are making plans toward faster delivery of goods by drone, while TV dramas bring drones into their stories.... Read more»