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

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»

The Remaking of Hemisphere Posted on 17 Jun 2015 in the OEM & 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»