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Swift Navigation introduces Piksi Multi GNSS receiver at Intergeo 2016

November 9, 2016By

Swift Navigation debuted its newest product, Piksi Multi, at Intergeo 2016, which was held Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg, Germany. Piksi Multi is a multi-band, multi-constellation high-precision GNSS receiver for the mass market. A San Francisco-based startup, Swift Navigation introduced the first Piksi GNSS receiver in January. read more

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Expert Opinions: Testing and simulating against GNSS jamming, spoofing

November 8, 2016By

Q: What special considerations should be taken into account for testing and simulating against GNSS jamming and spoofing?   A: Current integrations of GPS include a controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA). Testing with a standard interference or jamming source will not provide accurate results. Wavefront generator simulators are capable of outputting signals that correctly stimulate the GPS receiver’s antenna electronics.... read more

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What’s GPS World’s biggest story of the year?

November 3, 2016By

You tell us. Take this month’s Reader Poll by Nov. 16, choosing among eight of the news stories that received the most traffic on our website — or nominate your own choice. All participating are entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Here are the nominees for Top GNSS/PNT News Story 2016. US Coast Guard issues GPS jamming alert... read more

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The System: First OCX receiver delivered to Air Force

November 3, 2016By

Harris Corporation delivered the first of 34 modernized receivers to support the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX). They will receive the signals sent by the current GPS satellite constellation plus the new signals sent by the next generation GPS III — 13 military and civilian signals in all. The receiver was shipped to the prime contractor, Raytheon Company, in... read more

Galileos begin launcher hardware integration for Nov. 17 launch

November 1, 2016By

The launch campaign for the Nov. 17 Galileo launch from the French Guiana spaceport has entered its latest phase of preparations, with the mission’s four satellite passengers being installed on their multi-payload dispenser system. The activity — performed in the Spaceport’s S3B clean room — clears the way for the satellites’ integration as a single unit atop the heavy-lift Ariane 5, which was transferred... read more

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DoD certifies GPS OCX program to Congress

October 28, 2016By

By Karen Parrish, DoD News, Defense Media Activity An Air Force program that will provide a vital new command system for the global positioning system satellite constellation in the shortest time possible will continue despite cost growth, Defense Department officials have confirmed. The next-generation operational control system, known as OCX, reached what is called a Nunn-McCurdy breach on June 30. The Nunn-McCurdy... read more

Canada, US workshops focus on PNT threats

October 26, 2016By

Two workshops convened in recent weeks in the U.S. and Canadian capitals, respectively, sought to bring into focus looming threats to the nations’ positioning, navigation and timing capabilities and critical infrastructures. Some of the threats are pervasive — jamming and spoofing — and formed the general topic of the Canadian workshop. Some threats are specific — powerful terrestrial transmitters overwhelming... read more

South Korea, Thales to develop SBAS for aviation

October 25, 2016By

South Korea and France’s Thales Group will jointly develop an advanced Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for GPS by 2021. The country’s state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) will sign a $40 million deal with Thales Group on Oct. 26, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The new SBAS, dubbed KASS (Korean Augmentation Satellite System), especially will help... read more

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