About Tony Murfin
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
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»