Defense

Extreme Miniaturization: Seven Devices, One Chip to Navigate without GPS

April 11, 2013By
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The U.S. Military relies on GPS to aid air, land and sea navigation. Like the GPS units in many automobiles today, a simple receiver and some processing power is all that is needed for accurate navigation. But, what if the GPS satellites suddenly became unavailable due to malfunction, enemy action or simple interference, such as driving into a tunnel? Unavailability... read more

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The 29th Annual National Space Symposium: Better Every Year

April 10, 2013By
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Neither rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, nor dark of night will deter… Loosely Translated, Herodotus, Histories (8.98) …attendees at the 29th National Space Symposium from their appointed rounds. Seriously, folks, with apologies to postal workers everywhere, here in the Rocky Mountains it was 72 degrees on the eighth of April, the first day of the largest space symposium in the... read more

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Smithsonian Time and Navigation Exhibit Opens Friday

April 10, 2013By
Stanley at the Time and Navigation exhibit.

A major exhibition opening April 12, “Time and Navigation: the untold story of getting from here to there,” explores how revolutions in timekeeping over three centuries have influenced how people find their way. This project is a unique collaboration between two of the Smithsonian’s largest and most popular museums: the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of... read more

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ITT Exelis Offers Signal Sentry to Detect Jamming Sources

April 10, 2013By
The Signal Sentry 1000.

ITT Exelis is offering the Signal Sentry 1000, a proprietary product  that detects, geolocates, and characterizes sources of intentional and unintentional interference to the U.S. GPS signals, and provides actionable intelligence to the user. The system leverages GNSS signal domain knowledge, and is based upon patented technology developed through the company’s history of designing and fielding electronic intelligence systems, ITT... read more

Comodo Integrates Skyhook Wireless Location Tech into Android Anti-Theft App

April 9, 2013By
Smartphone security, anti-theft.

Skyhook Wireless, a provider of location positioning, announced a partnership to integrate Skyhook’s hybrid location platform into Comodo’s Anti-Theft app for Android devices. Comodo’s Anti-Theft for Android is a new service that enables customers to remotely locate, lock and recover a lost or stolen Android smartphone or tablet. The app can remotely capture and upload photos of whoever is operating... read more

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Making Europe’s Seaways Safe for eNavigation

April 1, 2013By
28 days worth of ship-traffic data for the Strait of Dover.

An overview of the work of the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland on the implementation of Enhanced Loran Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in the waters around Great Britain. eLoran is the latest in the longstanding and proven series of low-frequency, LOng-RAnge Navigation systems. It evolved from Loran-C in response to the 2001 Volpe Report on GPS vulnerability. It vastly improves upon previous Loran systems with updated equipment, signals, and operating procedures. read more

Parkinson Presentation at Smithsonian Now Online, Exhibit Opens April 12

March 28, 2013By
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Bradford W. Parkinson, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University, discussed “GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility” at a special Smithsonian event Thursday, March 21. If you missed his talk, you can view it now on UStream. Parkinson’s lecture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., was part of the introduction of the new... read more

Brad Parkinson to Discuss GPS at Smithsonian Event

March 19, 2013By
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Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson, professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University will discuss “GPS for Humanity — The Stealth Utility” at a special Smithsonian event Thursday, March 21. The 8 p.m. ET lecture at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.,  follows a 7:15 p.m. viewing of the Imax film Space Junk 3D and commentary on the... read more