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Driverless Conference sparks autonomous car development analysis

March 24, 2016By
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GPS and GNSS have changed the world. Of that there can be no doubt. But in terms of sheer change, both qualitative and quantitative — we ain’t seen nothing yet. We now witness the creation of an industry. This will be very disruptive. We’ve had change instituted by GNSS; we know what that looks like. We haven’t yet seen a... read more

India’s sixth navigation satellite successfully launched

March 10, 2016By
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IRNSS-1F, the sixth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), launched at 4:01 p.m. IST on March 10 from the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh. After PSLV-C32 lift-off from the Second Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, first stage separation, second stage ignition, heat-shield... read more

PNT Roundup: Inertial, acoustic, lidar, Wi-Fi and beacon news

March 10, 2016By
Brandon Bordelon (top) carries aided inertial navigation systems for demanding subsea survey, construction and vessel positioning applications. Right: The position reference system on the ship’s command bridge.

Independence, redundancy at sea Acoustically aided inertial navigation technology will enable a specialized sea vessel maintain dynamic positioning through GNSS disruptions in challenging environments. Sonardyne Inc.‘s dual Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS systems aboard the ultra-light intervention vessel Brandon Bordelon will track remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) during inspection, repair and maintenance activities, providing an independent position reference for the ship’s... read more

India’s IRNSS-1F satellite on countdown to launch

March 9, 2016By
Panoramic view of fully integrated PSLV-C32 with IRNSS-1F being moved to second launch pad (SLP).

The countdown for the launch of of a rocket carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite Sytem-IRNSS-1F began at 9:30 a.m. local time at the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, reports the New Indian Express. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is expected to blast off around 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, following a 54-hour 30-minute countdown. “Like the countdowns for the... read more

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Expert Opinions: What key challenge should developers test for in a full PNT solution?

March 9, 2016By

Q: What key challenge should system integrators and product developers test for in a full position, navigation and timing solution? A: Spoofing is normally associated with the creation of false signals in order to generate a position error, but the same technique may be used to distort a timing solution. With GNSS timing systems being used in critical infrastructure, like... read more

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Innovation: Clarifying the ambiguities

March 8, 2016By
FIGURE 1. Public providers of PPP-AR products.

Examining the interoperability of precise point positioning products
Our authors look at the interoperability of PPP ambiguity resolution products distributed by several research organizations for improving position solutions. read more

International Navigation Conference seeks papers for 2 tracks

March 8, 2016By

The Royal Institute of Navigation is seeking papers for International Navigation Conference 2016 (INC 16), which will be held Nov. 8-10 in Glasgow, Scotland. INC 16 will address cutting-edge issues in positioning, navigation and timing. Of global importance, INC 16 will feature the latest developments in topics such as GNSS, indoor positioning, autonomous transport, security against cyber attack, resilience and quantum technology.... read more

Managing editor reflects on a decade with GPS World

March 8, 2016By
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By Tracy Cozzens, Managing Editor In February, I hit the 10-year mark with GPS World magazine. That milestone caused me to stop and reflect on all the changes in my work over the past decade. In 2006, our web presence was mostly taking the print magazine and replicating it on the website, complete with a Table of Contents for the... read more

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