GNSS

EU project to seek TREASURE in multi-GNSS positioning

February 7, 2017By

A European Union (EU) project exploiting GNSS to establish the blueprint for the world’s most accurate real-time positioning service will be run at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries such as aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high-accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drilling and production operations,... read more

Spirent security experts predict greater risk to GNSS in 2017

February 6, 2017By
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Spirent Communications plc, provider of mobile network, application, services and device-test solutions, is warning of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on GNSS. The prediction of greater risk from hacking and location spoofing attacks by criminal, state-sponsored, and other adversaries is part of Spirent’s annual security forecast for 2017. The... read more

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Boeing, US Air Force extend partnership to sustain GPS IIA, IIF

February 6, 2017By
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Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have signed a GPS sustainment agreement to ensure the health of current satellites on orbit. The agreement enables persistent GPS capability for civilians and the military as Boeing works on next-generation GPS satellites. Under the agreement, Boeing will support GPS IIA and IIF satellites on orbit for the next five years. Boeing, which has been... read more

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ION announces executive committee and council for 2017-19

February 6, 2017By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) has announced its Executive Committee and Council for 2017-19. The ION Executive Committee and Council consists of a wide range of professionals in the field of positioning, navigation and timing. “ION is excited with the talented and distinguished group of professionals that hail from all segments of the PNT community who are giving their time... read more

System of Systems: FCC seeks comments on Galileo use in US

February 4, 2017By
Galileo satellites 15–18 being deployed from their dispenser, two at a time. (Artist’s rendering: ESA)

FCC seeks comments on Galileo use in US The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is inviting public comments on the European Commission’s request for a waiver of licensing requirements applicable to Galileo receivers in the United States. Comments are due Feb. 21. Read the notice here. If the waiver is approved, Galileo-capable receivers won’t need to be licensed in the U.S.... read more

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Wildwood eLoran transmitter starts broadcasting Feb. 6

February 2, 2017By

Update (2/9/17): The Wildwood transmitter is back on the air after a presumed lightning strike affected transmissions. The transmitter stopped broadcasting at 5:35 a.m. EST on Feb. 9. Testing took place 5:35 a.m. to  8:19 EST, after which it came back on the air, reports Steve Bartlett, vice president of operations for UrsaNav Inc. The transmitter will be taken off... read more

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US Coast Guard adds security to website

January 31, 2017By

The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address. It is now https://www.navcen.uscg.gov, instead of http://www.navcen.uscg.gov. The change provides a secure, encrypted connection between browsers or other tools connecting to the Navigation Center website. It also provides authentication that you are unquestionably connecting to the Navigation Center website. This change is a result... read more

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Interference mitigated with CRP and dual-polarized antennas: Free webinar

January 30, 2017By
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Two new topic areas and presentations have been added to this Thursday’s free webinar on Signal Interference: Detection and Mitigation. The speakers will explore anti-jamming protection with controlled radiation pattern antennas (CRPAs) and with dual-polarized antennas. The latter topic is also the cover story for the February issue, which demonstrated a significant improvement in positioning accuracy and robustness against interference... read more