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

Why tether drones? Plus: Trimble divestiture, Intel expansion, ISIS Posted on 19 Oct 2016 in the Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

I’ve always thought that tethered drones would have a major disadvantage over regular flying vehicles, in that their range is really limited and therefore their applications would be few and... Read more»

What does ION GNSS+ reveal about the GNSS industry? Posted on 21 Sep 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

Back again in Portland, Oregon, the 2016 Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ conference was a great opportunity for the GNSS community to catch up on what’s been cooking in the industry, and... Read more»

Unmanned update: Government and industry join to resolve issues Posted on 17 Aug 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

The White House has joined in to support continued growth of the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies are powering a revolution in unmanned flight.... Read more»

Navigation progress for indoors and UAVs Posted on 19 Jul 2016 in the OEM & Opinions categories.

I didn’t get to this year’s IEEE/ION PLANS meeting in Savannah, Georgia, in April, but I did find a few papers that interested me. You might have read past articles of mine... Read more»

Retailers, airspace, undetectable drones: UAV developments zoom ahead Posted on 17 Jun 2016 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

A lot is happening in the world of UAVs. Amazon and Walmart are making plans toward faster delivery of goods by drone, while TV dramas bring drones into their stories.... Read more»

AUVSI showcases Xponential growth of UAV market Posted on 18 May 2016 in the OEM & Opinions & UAV/UGV categories.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) hosted another big UAV show this month. Renamed Xponential, to denote the rapid growth in unmanned systems, the May 2-5 gathering in New Orleans... Read more»

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»