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Thad Allen Discusses eLoran at GEOINT 2015

July 1, 2015By

In this exclusive interview, Admiral Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses PNT alternatives to GPS for navigation, including eLoran and the activation June 19 of a signal on an eLoran tower in preparation for a timing signal trial. Art Kalinksi interviewed Adm. Allen during GEOINT 2015, held June 22-25 in Washington, D.C. Kalinski is the monthly columnist for Geointelligence... read more

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IS-GNSS 2015 Extends Scholarship Paper Deadline

June 30, 2015By

Organizers of the International Symposium on GNSS (IS-GNSS 2015) have extended the deadline for submission of the abstracts for scholarship applied papers for one week. The new deadline is July 7 23:59:59 JST (UTC+9). The one-week extension was added because organizers are presenting a paper in the Korean Institute on July 1. The deadline for submitting abstracts for regular papers remains August 15. The IS-GNSS 2015 will be... read more

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It’s Leap Second Day! Time to Get in Sync

June 30, 2015By
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“Time waits for no one,” Mick Jagger lamented in song when he turned 30. But tonight, on the evening of June 30, our clocks will stand still for a moment, waiting for the passage of a “leap second.” The International Earth Rotation and Reference Frames Service (the world’s time monitor) has decreed that the last day of June will contain... read more

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EGNOS Dream Now a Reality

June 29, 2015By
EGNOS demonstration equipment aboard a new Airbus A350 WXB.

Toulouse, France, an aerospace city and the center of the French aerospace industry, was the birthplace of EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), in 1994. So it was appropriate that the first-ever EGNOS Flight Event was organized there in May by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission. EGNOS is the acronym for European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.... read more

eLoran Progresses Toward GPS Back-Up Role in U.S., Europe

June 25, 2015By
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As of June 19, eLoran is on the air in the United States. The low-frequency signal emanates from a former U.S. Coast Guard Loran Unit in Wildwood, N.J., which sports a 625-foot signal mast that has been out of action for five years. The signal is receivable at distances of up to 1,000 miles. The eLoran navigation and communications signal is difficult to disrupt; further, it could be an important part of enabling UAVs to fly safely in our airspace. read more

Singapore Joins with China to Develop Apps, Protect BeiDou Signals

June 22, 2015By

Singapore and China are jointly opening a center to develop applications for the BeiDou GNSS, according to a report in Space News. The nations also have signed a commercial agreement to create anti-jamming systems to protect BeiDou signals. At a briefing during the CommunicAsia show held in Singapore May 31-June 2, SpaceTime Technology Pte Ltd. and ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd.... read more

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As June 30 Nears, Leap Second Looms

June 22, 2015By

The world’s clocks will be adjusted by one second on June 30, when a leap second will be inserted into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the standard international time scale. In theory, all UTC clocks should insert a second labeled 23h 59m 60s (the leap second) following one labeled 23h 59m 59s UTC. This is equivalent to having all of the clocks... read more

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NovAtel G-III Reference Receiver Technology Chosen for QZSS

June 17, 2015By
The NovAtel G-III receiver.

NovAtel Inc. has entered an agreement with NEC Corporation to supply reference receiver products for use in the Quazi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). QZSS is Japan’s regional satellite-based augmentation system. The NovAtel receivers to be used by QZSS are based on the company’s third-generation (G-III) family of reference receivers. Designed for integrity monitoring and reference measurement applications, the receivers track signals independently... read more

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