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The System: Ground Control Readied for GPS III

October 1, 2013By
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Raytheon Company reached several milestones recently in its development of the GPS Next -Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX). Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) — a full-sized, functional satellite prototype currently residing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with OCX during pre-flight tests. GNST proved that it could connect with... read more

The Business & Product Showcase — October 2013

October 1, 2013By

The Business section and the Product Showcase from the October 2013 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: Spirent, Qascom Improve Spoofing Resilience; Loctronix Offers Software-Defined Radio Module; Dedicated GPS Devices to Reach $7B in 2018; AFIT, Locata Partner on GPS Tech; UNB Tech Heads to Space; TRIUMPH-LS Receiver Features 864 Channels; Racelogic Launches LabSat3; Rockwell Awarded SDR Contract; Raytheon UK Receives... read more

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Europe Tests Galileo Public Regulated Service

September 30, 2013By
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European Union member states began their independent testing of the Public Regulated Service (PRS) broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, PRS offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users, such as government defense, security, and emergency services. PRS access was initially considered... read more

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Ground Control Readied for GPS III

September 30, 2013By

Raytheon Company reached several milestones recently in its development of the GPS Next -Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX).  Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) — a full-sized, functional satellite prototype currently residing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with OCX during pre-flight tests. GNST proved that it could connect with... read more

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The Business — September 2013

September 1, 2013By

The Business section from the September 2013 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: JAVAD EMS Brings High-Tech Manufacturing Back Home; Trimble Launches Two New Positioning Products; IFEN, WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support; Septentrio’s GNSS Heading Receiver Integrates with Tethered Aerostat; Chronos Releases Handheld GPS Jamming Detector; TerraStar Establishes Base at GRACE Facility; Briefs; Events. read more

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The System: IRNSS Signal Close up

September 1, 2013By and

IRNSS Signal Close up By Richard Langley, Steffen Thoelert, and Michael Meurer The spectrum of signals from IRNSS-1A, the first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, as recorded by German Aerospace Center researchers in late July, appears to be consistent with a combination of BPSK(1) and BOC(5,2) modulation. Figure 1 shows that, centered at 1176.45 MHz, the signal... read more

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The System: IRNSS Success, GLONASS Bellyflop

August 1, 2013By

IRNSS Success The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) successfully launched its first satellite on July 1 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota spaceport on the Bay of Bengal. An Indian-built Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22, XL version, carried the 1,425-kg satellite aloft. IRNSS-1A is the first of seven satellites that will make up the new constellation: four satellites... read more

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The Business & Product Showcase — August 2013

August 1, 2013By

The Business section and the Product Showcase from the August 2013 issue (Download the PDF). read more

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