Signal Processing

First Navigation Signal from Galileo 5 Received

December 1, 2014By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The first navigation signal transmission from the fifth Galileo satellite, one of two Full Operational Capability satellites launched into wrong orbits on August 22, was received today. Stations of the Cooperative Network for GNSS Observation (CONGO) and the International GNSS Service Multi-GNSS Experiment (MGEX) network tracked an E1 signal with a PRN code of E18... read more

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Topcon NET-G5 Tracks New L3 GLONASS Signal

November 13, 2014By

Topcon Positioning Group said that its latest GNSS reference receiver, the NET-G5, is capable of tracking a new signal from the GLONASS constellation. The GLONASS-M 55 satellite was launched in June 2014 and is equipped with the experimental payload capable of transmitting signals in the L3 frequency band. Engineers successfully tracked the signal with the NET-G5 receiver during a series of... read more

GPS Reflections Group Honored with Water Prize

November 12, 2014By

The GPS Reflections Group of University of Colorado-Boulder has been awarded the prestigious Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Creativity Prize for Water. The prize is awarded biannually to acknowledge innovative work that contributes to the sustainable availability of water and the alleviation of the global problem of water scarcity. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December... read more

GNSS Lies, GNSS Truth

November 6, 2014By
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A new method detects spoofing attacks that are resistant to standard RAIM technique and can sense an attack in a fraction of a second without external aiding. The signal-in-space properties used to detect spoofing are the relationships of the signal arrival directions to the vector that points from one antenna to the other. A real-time implementation succeeded against live-signal spoofing attacks aboard a superyacht cruising in international waters. read more

Toward a Unified PNT — Part 2

October 31, 2014By
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The coming requirements of greater accuracy and reliability in a range of challenging environments for a multitude of mission-critical applications require a multisensor approach and an over-arching methodology that does not yet exist. read more

Loctronix IDS Captures Real-World GPS Jamming Interference

October 14, 2014By

A newly published white paper by Loctronix Corporation presents preliminary test results of its Interference Detection System (IDS), which included capturing two separate incidents of intentional interference caused by a sweep jammer device. On October 23, Loctronix will host a webinar, “Detecting GNSS Interference in the Wild,” based on the findings revealed in the white paper “Catching a Jammer.” In recent... read more

Toward a Unified PNT — Part 1

October 2, 2014By
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Complexity and Context: Key Challenges of Multisensor Positioning
The next generation of navigation and positioning systems must provide greater accuracy and reliability in a range of challenging environments. No single navigation technology is robust enough, so a multisensor solution is required. read more

Innovation: Scintillating Statistics

October 2, 2014By
FIGURE 2. Current multi-GNSS data collection system configuration at Jicamarca Radio Observatory in Peru. (GLO = GLONASS, BDS = BeiDou System, VPN = virtual private network, ISMET = ionospheric scintillation monitoring event triggering, RAID = redundant array of independent disks)

A Look at High-Latitude and Equatorial Ionospheric Disturbances of GPS Signals
In an effort to help improve the monitoring, mapping, and modeling of scintillations, a team of researchers led by Prof. Jade Morton is monitoring high-latitude and equatorial scintillations and they discuss some of their preliminary results in this month’s column. read more