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Raytheon Interview: GPS OCX Program Status

February 16, 2011By

Don Jewell, our intrepid Defense editor, finally stopped traveling long enough to catch up with Robert "Bob" Canty, the Raytheon vice president and program manager for the GPS OCX program. They managed to find time for a very interesting and uplifting conversation concerning the history, current status, and way ahead for the next-generation GPS operational ground control segment. Uplifting because, incredibly, this critical space program is actually on schedule and on budget. Alert the media and roll the presses! read more

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ION International Technical Meeting 2014

January 31, 2011By

The ION International Technical Meeting will be held January 27-29, 2014, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. read more

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ION GNSS 2013

January 31, 2011By

ION GNSS 2013 will be held September 17-20, 2013, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tutorials will be held September 16-17. read more

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ION International Technical Meeting

January 31, 2011By

The ION International Technical Meeting will be held January 28-30, 2013, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. read more

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ION GNSS 2012

January 31, 2011By

ION GNSS 2012 will be held September 18-21, 2012, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tutorials will be held September 20-21. read more

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On the Edge: Tracking, Testing

November 1, 2010By
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One-hundred-twenty meters of test track, designed for repeatable dynamic position testing, run along the roof of the new Nottingham Geospatial Building at the University of Nottingham, UK. The figure-eight track provides an optimal controlled environment with test equipment aboard a remote-controlled, multi-sensor 7¼-inch gauge locomotive platform with a top speed of 7 kilometers per hour, a dedicated power supply, and five antenna mounts. Simulation of the track using Spirent GSS8000 hardware (GPS and Galileo) provides additional planning and testing capacity. read more

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The System: New Math for GPS

February 1, 2010By

The U.S. Air Force GPS Wing and 50th Space Wing have begun repositioning GPS satellites in space to fly what they call the 24+3 or Expandable 24 constellation plan. The initiative will take up to 24 months to fully implement. Benefits to users will be slowly realized during that time, as the number of GPS satellites in view will increase, potentially increasing GPS receiver accuracy. Plus: Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish U.S. Coast Guard to Pull Loran Plug; Galileo Satellites Awarded to OHB; Compass at Three read more

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The System: Compass Awry

August 1, 2009By

Compass Awry One of the satellites in the Chinese domestic satellite navigation system, Beidou, is no longer in geostationary orbit and appears to have been abandoned. According to information from the U.S. Space Command, the orbit of Beidou 1D was raised by around 130 kilometers on February 18, 2009. This may have been an attempt to place the satellite in... read more

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