GNSS

Expert Advice: The Challenge of BeiDou

May 1, 2013By

By Mark Sampson, Racelogic GNSS is changing. The days of only American GPS satellites providing signals to the civilian population are gone as new constellations are launched. GLONASS was a slow starter, but is now well established, and its signal architecture is now commonly implemented in manufacturers’ chipsets. Galileo is still very much in test phase with global coverage planned... read more

Out in Front: The System, Simulated

May 1, 2013By

Wealth, breadth, and depth. That’s what this issue brings you, in signal simulation- and testing-related content. Unfortunately, the wealth on offer has to large extent elbowed out our two news sections, The Business and The System. The former is given short shrift in this issue and the latter even shorter herewith, in pithy precis with website shortcuts. And our apologies.... read more

The Search Is on for a New Galileo Master

April 29, 2013By

The 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition is under way. The top prize will be granted the title of Galileo Master. For the tenth time, the annual competition is looking for services, products, or business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. Around EUR 1 million in prizes is up for grabs, including cash prizes, business incubation, coaching, patent consulting,... read more

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New EGNOS Open Service Definition Released

April 29, 2013By

The European Commission has released version 2.0 of the EGNOS Open Service Definition Document (SDD), according to the European GNSS Agency. The revised document reflects recent improvements in EGNOS geographic coverage and other enhancements. The new version 2.0 of the European Commission’s EGNOS SDD (Open Service Definition Document) reflects recent improvements implemented for the EGNOS service. The document shows significant... read more

Russia Launches GLONASS-M Satellite

April 29, 2013By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. GLONASS-M satellite No. 47 was launched from the Plestesk Cosmodrome on April 26 at 05:23:41 UTC by a Soyuz 2-1b rocket. “At 12.55 [08:55 UTC] the GLONASS-M spacecraft was taken under management by the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre. The spacecraft is installed [in orbit] and has maintained stable telemetry, and its... read more

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Galileo Now Tells UTC Time

April 25, 2013By
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Europe’s four Galileo satellites are now working as clocks accurate to a few billionths of a second, disseminating the exact time through their signals expressed as the UTC Universal Coordinated Time global standard, reports the European Space Agency. “A billionth of a second equals a nanosecond, a time interval far beyond our own human capacity of appreciation,” explains Marco Falcone,... read more

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GNSS PPP Workshop Early Registration Extended to May 3

April 25, 2013By

The International Association of Geodesy, Natural Resources Canada, the International GNSS Service, and York University will be hosting GNSS Precise Point Positioning: Reaching Full Potential in Ottawa, Canada, June 12-14, 2013. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for international experts from academia, government and industry to discuss PPP-related matters, including data processing, error modelling, data... read more

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Pacific PNT: GNSS, SBAS Updates

April 24, 2013By

The status of world GNSS, and augmentation systems in the Pacific region, highlighted the policy session of the Institute of Navigtion Pacific PNT Conference being held this week in Honolulu, Hawaii. Here are a few highlights: BeiDou. Construction of the second phase of BeiDou has been completed; further launches for the third phase – constellation completion – are on hold... read more

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