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

TECTERRA Geomatics Initiative Funds GNSS Innovation Posted on 23 Jul 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

TECTERRA is an Alberta government initiative to encourage and support start-ups in the geomatics field in Canada. In June, TECTERRA held its annual Geomatics Showcase at the TELUS Centre in... Read more»

The Advantages of Baseband’s Extended Ephemeris Posted on 18 Jun 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

Most of you will know that during summertime I can usually be found in Calgary, Alberta — the “GPS Capital of Canada.” I usually try to pick up on developments... Read more»

Unmanned Systems Show Highlights UAV and UAS Opportunities Posted on 21 May 2014 in the Featured Stories & Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

Just before the start of the huge AUVSI show, the FAA once again cautioned Unmanned Aerial Systems proponents that still more care is needed with UAS airspace access. Read more»

Hexagon’s Acquisition of Veripos: Why Did This Go Down? Posted on 16 Apr 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

From a weather perspective, Aberdeen, Scotland, may not be the most inviting location in the world in which to live. Nevertheless, Aberdeen is the leading European oil & gas business... Read more»

A Professional OEM View of the Munich Summit Posted on 31 Mar 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

This month I am writing to you from Munich, where I have just attended the Munich Satellite Navigation Conference. I have written up the full Summit proceedings for GPS World’s... Read more»

Report from the Munich Summit Posted on 31 Mar 2014 in the Augmentation & Assistance & BeiDou/Compass & Galileo & GPS Modernization & Newsletter Editorials & Professional OEM Newsletter categories.

Galileo Growth, Constellation Updates, and Jamming I used to spend quite a lot of time in Munich working on a multi-national, multi-role fighter aircraft program, so returning for this year’s... Read more»

GNSS Future Glimpsed at Summit in Munich Posted on 31 Mar 2014 in the Galileo & GNSS & GNSS Opinions & The System categories.

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit annually gathers people involved with GNSS from around the world to report on current status and progress of the multiple systems. It is a high-level... Read more»

‘Trusted’ Progress Report: Making Sense of Sensors Posted on 20 Feb 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & OEM Opinions & Professional OEM Newsletter & Sensor Fusion categories.

At the turn of the century, the premise was that GPS was revolutionary, would work everywhere we needed it, and everything else was old hat. Turns out that we need something that works indoors and in critical outdoor applications without a clear view of the sky, like downtown cores, dense forests, and in-and-out of coverage places like mountain valleys. A Canadian team out of Calgary obtained a couple of key patents and founded a business around navigating with sensors when GPS/GNSS was obscured or just plain not available. Just coincidentally, around the same time, cell-phone and tablet manufacturers were adding these same sensors to their devices so users could readily re-orient screens and play motion video games. Read more»