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Directions 2016: Galileo — strategic tool for European autonomy

December 18, 2015By
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The Galileo programme is currently in its deployment phase, which is due for completion in 2020. Following declaration of initial services in 2016, an exploitation phase will start and aim at delivering a fully operational system by the end of 2020. read more

GPS World 2015 Leadership Award dinner boasts visions for the future

December 16, 2015By
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GPS World‘s Leadership Awards were presented during a sponsored ceremony and dinner at ION GNSS+ 2015 in September in Tampa. The awards recognize significant recent achievement in four fields of position, navigation and timing: satellites, signals, services and products. Nominations came from a group of industry executives and the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. Votes were cast by a slightly larger... read more

Directions 2016: A new stage for the development of BeiDou

December 16, 2015By
Shuren Guo, deputy director of China Satellite Navigation Project Center.

In line with its three-step development plan, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will constitute a complete space constellation by around 2020, when it will be comprised of five geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellites and 30 non-GEO satellites, providing services for global users. read more

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Signed budget includes full GPS funding, except for $2M IIF reduction

December 16, 2015By

On Nov. 25, 2015, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016, after vetoing a previous version. The enacted NDAA complies with the two-year budget agreement, which called for a reduction in defense spending. The act reduces the GPS IIF line item by $2 million, citing “unjustified support growth” from the U.S. House of Representatives... read more

Directions 2016: GPS — dedicated to excellence

December 15, 2015By
Col. Steve Whitney, director, Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Directorate.

The year 2015 was an exciting one to assume leadership of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate. I’ve witnessed the men and women of our team accomplish some amazing things, across all of our efforts to modernize the constellation, and would like to take a moment to share our progress over the past year and set the vision for 2016 as we remain dedicated to excellence. read more

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Galileos in the zone for Thursday’s launch

December 15, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Galileos 11 and 12 are on the launch pad, attached to the top of their Soyuz rocket in readiness for this week’s launch. Europe’s next navigation satellites are due for launch at 11:51 GMT (12:51 CET, 08:51 local time) on Thursday, Dec. 17, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. On Dec. 10, the two satellites, already... read more

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CHC Navigation unveils i80 GNSS receiver

December 11, 2015By

CHC Navigation has announced in a news release the availability of its new GNSS receiver, the i80. The i80 receiver for surveyors and contractors is able to compute a true triple frequency RTK tilted pole sub-centimeter solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations. “Over two years of R&D and testing went into the creation of our Linux OS i80 platform,” said George Zhao,... read more

Research Online: HF beacon navigation, inertial sensors and GNSS-INS integration

December 8, 2015By

HF Beacon Navigation   Navigation using High-Frequency Ground Beacons and Ionosphere Model Corrections, by Yoav Baumgarten and Mark L. Psiaki, Cornell University. A new navigation concept relies on passive one-way ranging using pseudorange measurements of high-frequency (HF) beacon signals reflected off the ionosphere. This is being developed as a possible alternative to GNSS positioning and timing services, with benefits in... read more

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