TAG: LightSquared

Canada, US workshops focus on PNT threats

October 26, 2016By
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Two workshops convened in recent weeks in the U.S. and Canadian capitals, respectively, sought to bring into focus looming threats to the nations’ positioning, navigation and timing capabilities and critical infrastructures. Some of the threats are pervasive — jamming and spoofing — and formed the general topic of the Canadian workshop. Some threats are specific — powerful terrestrial transmitters overwhelming... read more

System of Systems: OCX to Cost More, Come Later

April 1, 2016By
The next-generation GPS ground-control system, known as OCX.

GPS III program slowed by funds diversion. The White House budget request for the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) comes to $393.3 million for fiscal year (FY) 2017. read more

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Federal Register Notice Seeks Comments on GPS L1 Band Interference Test Plan

September 9, 2015By
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UPDATE (9/10/15): A public workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2 to provide an opportunity to discuss the draft test plan and address questions before the close of the public comment period.  The workshop will be held in the RTCA NBAA/Colson Room, 1150 18th St. NW, Suite 910, Washington, D.C., 20036. Click here to register for the workshop. The U.S. Department of... read more

The System: New LightSquared, Same Agenda, Billions at Stake

August 1, 2015By
This one’s in orbit now. Photo shows the nose cone containing GPS IIF-10 being lowered into position atop the launch vehicle, inside the rocket gantry at Cape Canaveral.

New LightSquared, Same Agenda, Billions at Stake In a late June filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lightsquared asked the agency to reassign its spectrum licenses — which were at the root of a prolonged dispute in 2010 and 2011, and have never been fully utilized —  to a new licensee that would be wholly owned by a new... read more

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New LightSquared, Same Agenda, Billions at Stake

July 22, 2015By

In a late June filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lightsquared asked the agency to reassign its spectrum licenses — which were at the root of a prolonged dispute in 2010 and 2011, and have never been fully utilized —  to a new licensee that would be wholly owned by a new company, New LightSquared. This is part of... read more

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GPS Innovation Alliance Responds to Latest Lightsquared Comments

July 1, 2015By
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The GPS Innovation Alliance has responded to recent media reports on LightSquared’s position regarding the testing of the compatibility of terrestrial broadband and GPS.   LightSquared is asking the GPS industry to participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared’s spectrum and GPS receivers or waive its right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared. Following is the GPS Innovation Alliance’s response: “The GPS... read more

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Judge Rules Against LightSquared in Claims Against GPS Firms

February 9, 2015By

A U.S. judge dismissed the bulk of two lawsuits by LightSquared and equity owner Harbinger Capital Partners, reports Reuters. The suits accused Trimble, Garmin and Deere & Co. of misleading them about interference concerns and hastening the company’s fall into bankruptcy. In an opinion issued Feb. 5 in Manhattan federal court, Judge Richard Berman threw out Harbinger’s lawsuit, and denied nine of... read more

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New Organization Advocates for GPS Industry

February 25, 2013By

A new group, the GPS Innovation Alliance, has formed and announced itself as the voice of the U.S. GPS industry and community of users, to “support the ever-increasing importance of GPS” in the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.  The organization subsumes and replaces both the U.S. GPS Industry Council, an entity of longstanding, and the Coalition to Save Our GPS, which... read more