From the Editor

Out in Front: Apply the Seat of the Pants

March 1, 2010By

Not “fly by,” but “apply.” As in W. Somerset Maugham’s advice to aspiring young writers: Apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. Get grounded. Confront the blank page, the typewriter, or the less preferable modern equipments (because instant electronics short-circuit orderly brain function) for a period of silence and contemplation. Above all, think. Then, and only then, communicate. read more

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Out in Front: Rocky Road to Robustness

February 1, 2010By

The system’s command and control operational software update uploaded in late 2009 (see page 10) has started wreaking some havoc with installed military receivers across many fielded platforms, as well as with some civil receivers. Whether major or minor havoc, I don’t pretend to know yet. The concept of selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) figures in it, though now I’m toeing classified turf. read more

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Out in Front: GPS World, 20 Years Young

January 1, 2010By

We celebrate two solid decades of publication! Since 1990, GPS World has provided GPS and then GNSS technical and business information to industry readers and decision-makers around the world. Below are brief memoirs from those who were in at the start. read more

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Letters to the Editor: Smartphone Revolution

January 1, 2010By

Readers comment on Frank van Diggelen's article "The Smartphone Revolution" from the December 2009 issue. read more

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