TAG: Loran-C

Alt-PNT receivers emphasize low-power requirements

April 17, 2017By

A new series of integrated eLoran/Chayka/GNSS receivers emphasize low-power requirements and small size for alternative positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) to reduce risks of GNSS denial. Loradd++, from Netherlands-based firm Reelektronika, consists of a receiver board of 60 x 30 x 8 millimeters, consuming less than 500 milliwatts (3.3 volts) in continuous operation. The Loradd++ can be used with either... read more

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PNT Roundup: Taviga collaboration, leap second reconsidered and drone rules

January 12, 2016By

eLoran New joint venture to ensure, assure secure PNT The founders of Chronos and UrsaNav have formed a new collaboration, named Taviga, that will focus on preserving and establishing low-frequency (LF) positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) networks in the United Kingdom, Europe and the U.S., using repurposed Loran-C or purpose-built eLoran technology. Taviga aims to ensure timing and navigation for... read more

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Chronos and UrsaNav partner on Loran PNT networks

December 3, 2015By

The founders of Chronos and UrsaNav have formed a new collaboration, named Taviga, that will focus on preserving and establishing low-frequency (LF) positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) networks the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, using repurposed Loran-C or purpose-built eLoran technology. Taviga — named for timing and navigation — aims to ensure timing and navigation for critical infrastructure from cyber and... read more

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Exelis, UrsaNav to Demo eLoran with Homeland Security, Coast Guard

May 22, 2015By

Exelis, UrsaNav, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and the U.S. Coast Guard have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) for testing and demonstration at former Loran-C sites. The team will evaluate eLoran as a potential complementary system to GPS. The capabilities and potential utilization methods of eLoran will be explored in depth to... read more

The System: GLONASS Fumbles Forward

May 1, 2014By

Two April Disruptions Furnish Fodder for Multi-GNSS Receivers and Alternative PNT In an unprecedented total disruption of a fully operational GNSS constellation, all satellites in the Russian GLONASS broadcast corrupt information for 11 hours, from just past midnight until noon Russian time (UTC+4) on April 2 (or 5 p.m. on April 1 to 4  a.m. April 2, U.S. Eastern time).... read more

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GNSS Backup Delivers 5-Meter Accuracy

April 30, 2014By

The North Sea fairly boils with GNSS activity recently. Trials of the eLoran back-up for GNSS, Galileo maritime trials, Brad Parkinson’s Protect, Toughen, and Augment sermon at the European Navigation Conference in Rotterdam, and also at that conference, the dramatic release of news concerning an even newer Loran system, enhanced differential Loran, that not only backs up GNSS in the... read more

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Out in Front: Independence: A National Value

April 1, 2012By

Advanced low-frequency (LF) signals are back on the air in North America, with live testing of a wide-area precise-timing solution. Initial tests include a comprehensive pallet of signals, including eLoran, that are being evaluated for their ability to provide a robust, wide-area, wireless precise-timing alternative that can operate cooperatively with GPS, or during periods of GPS unavailability. read more

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Expert Advice: Remembering. And Resolving

August 1, 2010By

Few outside the position, navigation, and timing (PNT) community will also recall that the day before the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government released a landmark document that described the vulnerabilities of services provided by GPS to disruption, whether by attack or inadvertent interference. The Department of Transportation Volpe Center’s GPS vulnerability assessment recommended that services utilizing GPS-provided PNT seek alternative sources of these services. What decisions and actions have the findings and recommendations of this report promoted? The answer is most disturbing. read more

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