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

Drones: Registration and regulation move forward amid near misses Posted on 20 Apr 2016 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

As the popularity of drones for personal use continues to increase, most of the people who have bought them are sensible folks who have registered their vehicles with the FAA (in the U.S.)... Read more»

Hot research: Improved car nav downtown, indoor mapping with drones Posted on 16 Mar 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

While most Western car-nav systems use only GPS, a new study clearly shows an advantage to embedding multi-constellation receivers in these systems. Plus: A step closer to using UAVs for indoor mapping. Read more»

UAV news round-up: Rules, birds and malicious drones Posted on 17 Feb 2016 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

This month’s column recaps UAV news that you may or may not have picked up over the last few weeks. We start with stories related to the rules for operating drones... Read more»

Alternative GPS/GNSS test method plus simulation updates Posted on 19 Nov 2015 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

Note: In May 2013 this newsletter published a column on “What’s New in GNSS Simulation.” This month, Editor Tony Murfin takes a brief look at a new start-up in GNSS... Read more»

Progress Towards Flying UAVs Commercially? Posted on 21 Oct 2015 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

If we take a quick look at what’s been happening with rules for regular commercial UAV operations, some might say progress has been mixed. If you live in Finland, then... Read more»

Highlights from the Grand-Daddy of All GNSS Technical Conferences Posted on 23 Sep 2015 in the Featured Stories & OEM & Opinions categories.

The ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference once again fielded a jam-packed agenda of papers on subjects  from world-wide constellation updates, through GNSS integrity, indoor navigation demonstrations, multi-constellation/function chipsets, interference mitigation and jamming... Read more»

ION GNSS+ Preview: UAVs, Indoor Location and a Shark! Posted on 19 Aug 2015 in the Events & OEM & Opinions categories.

The Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ conference Sept. 14-18 covers issues such as PNT privacy, includes a new UAV session, and brings back the popular indoor navigation demonstrations with a significantly larger group of companies demonstrating. Read more»

New Frontiers in Unmanned Flight — Your Questions Answered Posted on 15 Jul 2015 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

GPS World held a webinar May 21 on new unmanned aircraft initiatives, led by a panel of experts. I also participated, to provide insight into recent UAS industry. More than 300 people attended. We received numerous questions on this hot topic, but in an hour-long webinar, we didn’t have time to provide answers. This month, I tackle those questions, which explore interesting new applications and regulations governing operations for this fast-moving area of technology. Read more»