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Feedback sought on federal GPS backup plan

December 5, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the potential use by the federal government of one or more positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies to back up GPS signals and ensure resiliency of PNT for critical infrastructure (CI). A Federal Register notice was published Nov. 30, with a deadline for comments of Jan. 30, 2017. The Transportation Department... read more

EGNOS awarded by aerospace academy

December 5, 2016By
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News from the European Space Agency The multi-agency team behind the ESA-designed EGNOS augmentation system — making it possible for European aircraft to safely rely on satnav signals — has received a prestigious award from France’s national aerospace academy. As our region’s own satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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Global and Chinese GPS industry analyzed in new report

December 1, 2016By

The new report, “Global and Chinese GPS Industry — 2016,” is an in-depth study on the current state of the global GPS industry with a focus on the Chinese market, offered by Research and Markets. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the GPS manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested... read more

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Airbus Safran Launchers acquires stake in Arianespace held by CNES

December 1, 2016By

Airbus Safran Launchers and the CNES French space agency have announced that Airbus Safran Launchers is acquiring the stake in Arianespace held by CNES. Airbus Safran Launchers, a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and Safran, becomes the majority shareholder in Arianespace, with 74 percent of its share capital. The stakes held by the other shareholders, from the European... read more

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U-blox integrated antenna GNSS receiver eases embedded designs

December 1, 2016By
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U-blox is introducing a new module designed to speed time to market for system developers of GNSS applications who have limited experience in RF and antenna design. The SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver with integrated antenna is housed in a tiny 15.5 by 15.5 by 6.3 millimeter package. It can be easily embedded in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics... read more

Lockheed completes COTS upgrade of ground control system

December 1, 2016By
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Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project is the latest step in the Air Force’s multi-year plan to refresh technology and transform the legacy Operational Control Segment — known as the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) — into a modern, high-performance... read more

Which application will take off when Galileo does? You tell us.

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In memoriam Don Jewell, 1949–2016

December 1, 2016By

Friends and colleagues of Don Jewell have sent these messages on learning of his unexpected passing in October. Below is a collection of memories and appreciation from readers and friends of Don. To add your tribute, send to editor@gpsworld.com. His is truly a loss for the entire GPS community. He will be greatly missed. Like a Brother. With great sadness... read more

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