GNSS

Septentrio GNSS technology guarantees DEME’s operations in areas of interference

February 10, 2017By
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The Belgian dredging, environmental and engineering group DEME relies on the accuracy and reliability of the AsteRx family of precise GNSS positioning solutions from Septentrio. DEME is using Septentrio’s AsteRx GNSS receivers to obtain centimeter-level accuracy for all its dredging and marine construction operations worldwide. These receivers are specifically designed to operate in difficult conditions, from dredging a few meters... read more

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Surrey Satellite GPS receiver to navigate NASA OCO-3 mission

February 9, 2017By

Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC has delivered an SGR-20 space GPS receiver to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to be integrated as part of the pointing control system for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory—3 (OCO-3) mission. OCO-3 will collect spaced-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide and solar-induced fluorescence. Once launched, OCO-3 will be installed and operated on the International Space Station (ISS)... read more

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Spirent highlights GNSS threats at cybersecurity conference

February 7, 2017By

Spirent Communications plc will demonstrate its expanded focus on security at the cybersecurity RSA Conference 2017, held in the Moscone Center in San Francisco Feb. 13–17. In a classroom session, Spirent positioning security technologist Guy Buesnel will discuss deliberate threats to GNSS. Focusing on deliberate attacks against GNSS at the application layer and through RF channels, Buesnel will introduce session attendees to the vulnerabilities... read more

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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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