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

The Remaking of Hemisphere Posted on 17 Jun 2015 in the Design & Test & Opinions categories.

When Beijing UniStrong Science & Technology in China acquired the Hemisphere GPS OEM business in January 2013, and the significant Hemisphere GPS agriculture business split under the new AgJunction name, people may have gotten the impression that the OEM business was weakened by the break-up. But with some of the brightest innovators and developers in the GNSS OEM business, Hemisphere has a wealth of experience and a store of intellectual property as a part of the new organization — and the new Athena and Atlas. Read more»

Encouraging Signs for Commercial UAVs Posted on 20 May 2015 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The AUVSI show in Atlanta, held May 4-7, drew significantly more attention from TV media this year, as several of the major networks provided live coverage from the show floor. NBC’s... Read more»

Senators Propose Bill to Expedite UAV Exemptions Posted on 14 May 2015 in the Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Two U.S. senators have jointly proposed a new bill that could expedite the commercial introduction of drones. The senators believe the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to... Read more»

Indoor GNSS Never Looked Better! Posted on 15 Apr 2015 in the Design & Test & Mobile & Opinions categories.

The world of indoor location continues to evolve, with a number of variations on when and under what circumstances you might be able to wander around your local mall getting... Read more»

Threat Simulation Required? Posted on 18 Mar 2015 in the Defense & Opinions categories.

GPS World will host a webinar this Thursday, March 19, on the merits of using simulated jamming, spoofing and interference scenarios to prepare GNSS receivers for the brave new world of coping with... Read more»

Another MEMS Success Story Posted on 18 Feb 2015 in the Opinions categories.

Another year has gone by, with another year of further improvements in navigation performance of micro-electro-mechnical systems (MEMS) inertial products. SBG Systems in France is now fielding a new generation of MEMS inertial products for much higher accuracy applications. Read more»

So How Do You Get to Fly a UAS Commercially? Posted on 14 Jan 2015 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

We’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to release its long-awaited regulations to enable safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in United States airspace.... Read more»

MicroPilot Aims High with Professional UAV Avionics Posted on 17 Dec 2014 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Who is MicroPilot? For almost anyone in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) electronics — or, rather, avionics — MicroPilot is probably a familiar name. The company makes the autopilots that basically fly the vehicle. An autopilot is... Read more»