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

UAV update: GPS jamming, tethered drones, NASA UTM and space planes Posted on 21 Jun 2017 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

GPS World columnist Tony Murfin provides an overview of the hazards of — and at least one remedy for — GPS jamming, along with an update on the rise of tethered drones, UAV airspace traffic management, beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone operations and more. Read more»

New developments in UAV navigation and control Posted on 19 Apr 2017 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Since we’re running essentially a navigation magazine, someone had the bright idea that maybe we could bring together the monthly review of UAS/UAV activities combined with some hint of navigation... Read more»

Report: UAV sector on the upsurge Posted on 05 Apr 2017 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UGV categories.

Where It’s At, Where It’s Heading Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and... Read more»

The state of the UAS/UAV industry Posted on 15 Mar 2017 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

Assessing the health of an entire industry is not an easy task, but talking with industry leaders and looking for examples of growth and investment can help. Our “State of... Read more»

UAV industry demonstrates innovation Posted on 23 Feb 2017 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

A new system using RF detection of drone radio transmissions to warn of incoming drones is just one of several interesting developments in the unmanned systems sector this month. Read more»

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»