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Rockwell Demonstrates Next-Gen Military Test Range System

October 29, 2015By

During the first week in September, Rockwell Collins completed Contractor Test and Evaluation flights at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). The demonstration included ground-to-air uplink of GPS correction messages and network services from multiple data-link towers. In cooperation with the CRIIS System Program Office (SPO), contractors and the University of Iowa Operator... read more

NovAtel to Develop WAAS G-III—Galileo Reference Receiver for FAA

October 27, 2015By
NovAtel's WAAS G-III—Galileo Reference Receiver.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NovAtel have exercised a bilateral option to produce a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) G-III—Galileo prototype receiver. Maintaining core NovAtel WAAS G-III functionality for GPS and SBAS signal processing, the new receiver will operate in the WAAS reference station test environment to facilitate research on multiple GNSS constellation utilization. The prototype receiver will also... read more

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JAVAD GNSS TRE-3 Successfully Tracks First Live TMBOC Signal

October 22, 2015By

The newly launched BeiDou Phase 3 satellites have several new signals. One is extremely similar to the future GPS L1C signal with time-division BOC(1,1) and BOC(6,1) signals. Such a type of modulation is called time-multiplexed binary offset carrier (TMBOC). (Read more about TMBOC in the June 2011 Innovation article “MBOC Signal Options: Performance of Multiplexed Binary Offset Carrier Modulations for Modernized... read more

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Opinions Vary on Autonomous Vehicle Rollout

October 22, 2015By

By Kevin Dennehy
Two recent Washington events highlighted the gulf in expectations for full autonomous vehicle rollout. The question is, why are the two groups so far apart? Funding? Safety? Cyber Security? read more

Life-Saving UAV Wins Top Prize in ESNC 2015

October 21, 2015By

A UAV project, POSEIDRON, took top honors in the 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition, which recognizes the year’s best innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services — and took home the grand prize ahead of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s 29 other winners. The award... read more

UAV Registration Requirement Announced, Task Force Formed

October 19, 2015By
The popular DJI Phantom 3. (Photo credit: DJI)

New Task Force to Develop Recommendations by Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for UAVs. read more

Timing, Synchronization Featured in GPS World’s October Webinar

October 16, 2015By

Timing experts will share their views on timing and synchronization at GPS World’s next seminar, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29. Registration is free for “Timing, Time Transfer and Synchronization: New Applications and Techniques,” a GPS World Market Insights webinar sponsored by EndRun Technologies. In the webinar, an expert panel will discuss the current efforts behind — and changing demands to — keeping the nation’s timekeeping... read more

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International Symposium on Navigation and Timing Coming in November

October 16, 2015By

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing takes place Nov. 16-17 in Toulouse, France, bringing together experts in positioning, GNSS and air navigation. Registration is free, but mandatory, and the number of seats is limited. Site of the symposium is the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC). The symposium is organized by ENAC in cooperation with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales... read more

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