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Lockheed Martin-Built GPS Satellites Reach 200 Years of Operational Life

September 4, 2014By
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The U.S. Air Force’s fleet of GPS Block IIR and IIR-M satellites, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, have reached 200 collective years of operational life. The 20 satellites make up about two thirds of the current GPS constellation. Originally launched between 1997 and 2009 to add capabilities to the GPS constellation and to replace other aging satellites, the 12 GPS IIR and... read more

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ION Seeks Abstracts for Pacific PNT 2015, PTTI Registration Opens

September 2, 2014By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Pacific PNT Conference, to be held April 20-23, 2015, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstracts are due November 14, 2014. Pacific PNT, where “East Meets West in the Global Cooperative Development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technology,” brings together policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, China, South... read more

Royal Institute Hosts New Navigation Conference

August 22, 2014By
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The Royal Institute of Navigation is launching a new international conference series, tackling some of the biggest issues across the domains of modern navigation: land, sea, air and space. The RIN is now accepting abstracts for the conference. The International Navigation Conference 2015, set for February 24-26, 2-15, is planned as a first event in a new series of world-class conferences. The... read more

Take Our State of the Industry Survey, Win Prizes

August 13, 2014By
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What are your challenges this year? How are you driving business in today’s economy? What issues are you concerned about? We want to know, and so does the rest of the industry. GPS World is conducting its annual State of the Industry Survey asking GNSS professionals about the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market... read more

RNT Foundation Creates Advisory Council

August 4, 2014By

The Resilient Navigation and Timing (RNT) Foundation announced August 1 the creation of an advisory council that will help inform its board of directors on technology and policy issues. “The Advisory Council is comprised of foundation members selected because of their unique expertise, background and reputations within the international navigation and timing community,” said Dana Goward, president of the foundation. While... read more

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Mitre Product Detects Timing Spoofing Attacks

August 4, 2014By

Mitre’s new Time Anomaly Detection Appliqué (TADA) protects modern digital systems from spoofing attacks that can corrupt time source signals. Successful spoofing attacks could result in navigational systems going haywire and grounding airplanes, jumbling of buying and selling orders, a shutdown of the stock market, or power-grid failures. Infrastructure and defense systems often rely on GPS’s unencrypted position, navigation, and timing (PNT) signal as their source of accurate time,... read more

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Chemring Develops Miniaturized GPS/Galileo Anti-Jamming Technology

July 14, 2014By
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Chemring Technology Solutions has developed miniaturized GPS anti-jamming technology it has dubbed GINCAN. GINCAN is designed to combat illegal GPS jammers and is based on the adaptive antenna concept used by military systems. GINCAN has a chip footprint of six millimeters squared. GINCAN’s reduced size and weight will significantly cut power usage and cost, the company said, making it ideal for combatting the... read more

Year of the Generals

July 9, 2014By

Several pleasant surprises popped up at this year’s Institute of Navigation’s Joint Navigation Conference (ION JNC) in Orlando, Florida, and the best by far centered on the presenters and the attendees. In a change from recent years due to budget restrictions, better known as sequescastration, this year two senior Air Force generals attended and actively participated in several events. General... read more