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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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Out in Front: From IAIN to 101

December 1, 2009By
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This is one of those mind puzzles that challenge you to transform one word to another in as few moves as possible. No, it’s not. But it does constitute a journey of sorts. I made it in a few minutes, while listening to David Last give the keynote address at the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation. read more

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Out in Front: An SVN up for Grabs

November 1, 2009By

Wednesday evening, September 23, Savannah, Georgia, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Session P2b — a date that will live in GPS history. The 400 to 600 of us who were there to witness it will never forget it. The SVN49 Review Panel. Unprecedented puts it mildly. read more

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