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

Indoor GNSS Never Looked Better! Posted on 15 Apr 2015 in the Design & Test & Indoor Positioning & Mobile & Opinions & Receiver Design 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 & Security & Surveillance 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»

Rx Networks: Commercializing Indoor Location Posted on 19 Nov 2014 in the Indoor Positioning & Mobile & Opinions categories.

In the time since my first article on indoor location, I’ve learned that there is a whole lot to this indoor location technology and business. A number of companies are... Read more»

From Old China into Commercial GNSS Posted on 15 Oct 2014 in the Opinions categories.

From 1978 to 1998, China’s GNP increased 500%. To achieve this, there had to be a strategy. The approach chosen was to lead and support through government-sponsored initiatives, including developing China’s own sat-nav system. Having built BeiDou, a Chinese GNSS industry began to emerge. But it nearly didn’t happen. So how did Beijing BDStar Navigation Company come about, and where does it stand today? I touched base with my friend, Chairman Ruxin Zhou, to find out. Read more»

ION GNSS+ Focuses on System Updates, Indoor Location Posted on 17 Sep 2014 in the Indoor Positioning & Mobile & Opinions categories.

ION GNSS+ is more than satellite navigation, with lots of options for aiding, augmenting and even replacing GNSS, both indoors or outdoors. There were a few less exhibitors this year,... Read more»