GNSS

Raytheon completes qualification testing of GPS launch and checkout system

January 17, 2017By

Raytheon reached another milestone in developing the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the factory qualification test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX will enable dramatically increased performance and security of the GPS system that benefits millions of people worldwide. Raytheon tested 74 OCX segment requirements at its Aurora, Colorado, factory in... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News

FCC seeks public comments on receivers using Galileo signals in US

January 17, 2017By

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 U.S. Comments are due Feb. 21, 2017. If the waiver is approved, Galileo-capable receivers won’t need to be licensed in the U.S. Right now, FCC rules require that receivers operating with non-U.S. licensed space stations... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in GNSS, Latest News

January issue: All the news that fits…

January 15, 2017By
nytimes-logo-news

We have a finite number of pages to bring you each month, one might say a tightly controlled number. That number has never easily accommodated the quantity of fresh, relevant GNSS and PNT news and technical material that emerges each month. The pace of your developments is too fast with which to keep up! This month, a case in point.... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in GNSS, Opinions

Iridium constellation provides low-Earth orbit satnav service

January 12, 2017By

A strategic alliance announced on Dec. 15 between Orolia and Satelles includes product development and go-to-market activities of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions provided by the Iridium satellite constellation, independent of GPS/GNSS signals. The companies intend to provide PNT solutions to military, defense, government and commercial customers worldwide. Orolia, the parent of GNSS-active companies Spectracom and Spectratime, among others,... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in GNSS

NSL CEO Vidal Ashkenazi honored with Queen’s OBE

January 11, 2017By
Vidal_Ashkenazi-O

Vidal Ashkenazi, founder and CEO of Nottingham Scientific Ltd (NSL), has been awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for Services to Science. An OBE is a Queen’s honor given to an individual for a major role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector. OBE stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in Featured Stories, GNSS, Latest News

Galileo declares: Open for business!

January 11, 2017By
Galileo Goes Live! ceremony in Brussels: European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for the Energy Union, and Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, count down to hit the “Go” button.

At a Dec. 15 ceremony in Brussels titled “Galileo Goes Live,” two high officials of the European Commission issued the Galileo Initial Services Declaration. Plus: Ground control upgrade for GPS III approved; GPS funded at $847 million for FY 2017. read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in From the Magazine, GNSS

Research: RTK with tight coupling of 6 low-cost sensors

January 10, 2017By and
Performance of RTK positioning, a fusion of GNSS and inertial sensors, in the city center of Munich.

A tight coupling of GNSS and inertial measurements is needed for both accurate and reliable positioning. The use of multi-GNSS is recommended to obtain a sufficient number of visible satellites in any outdoor environment. read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in From the Magazine, GNSS

European Geosciences seeks abstracts for high-precision GNSS session

January 9, 2017By

The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union will be held April 23-28 in Vienna, Austria. One session in particular focuses on high-precision GNSS, and abstracts are being sought. G1.4 – High-precision GNSS: methods, open problems and geoscience applications This session is an activity of IAG SC4.4. “Multi-constellation GNSS” and IAG-ICCT JSG 0.10 “High-rate GNSS” Session G1.4 description: In the... read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News