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ITS Shanghai
July/August 2010

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With cover articles on the new operational GPS Block IIF satellite by researchers at Stanford University and the German Aerospace Center. Also, proposals for future GLONASS CDMA signal designs and use of simulators in designing multi-GNSS equipment. [to view or download click here]
GPS-Aided Test Flight Lowers Emissions by 35 Percent in Alaska Airlines "Greener Skies" Project
Alaska Airlines demonstrated next-generation GPS-aided flight procedures last week (July 23) during a test flight over Puget Sound, Washington, that burned less fuel and reduced emissions by 35 percent compared to a conventional landing. [more]
Early OCS View on GPS SVN62: As Well As Might Be Expected
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2SOPS) and the Boeing team at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, have completed the 30-day launch and early orbit (LEO) contractor/government checkout portion of the space vehicle (SV) on-orbit testing and are in the second (60-day) phase of on-orbit testing. Boeing developed and built the Block IIF generation of GPS satellites, which notably carries the first operational L5 civil signal payload. [more]

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NaviForum Shanghai & Industry News from NAVIBIZ

Editor's Note: On September 1-2, the NaviForum Shanghai 2010 conference will once again focus on China's GNSS system, Compass (Beidou-2). Inside GNSS is serving as the global media sponsor for this event, which takes place during the World Expo in Shanghai.

As part of its media sponsorship, Inside GNSS had the exclusive opportunity to present the following articles, republished from recent issues of NAVIBIZ, an e-newsletter representing China's telematics community.

Special supporting media for NaviForum Shanghai 2010

Latest Updates on Satellite Navigation - Only at NaviForum Shanghai 2010

NAVIBIZ Issue Date: 2010-7-23
On June 2, China successfully launched the fourth BeiDou navigation satellite into the pre-designated orbit, symbolizing that China has made another important step forward in building the BeiDou (COMPASS) Navigation Satellite System. As is known to all, satellite navigation and positioning system is the key strategic infrastructure for information, and it will influence the process of social civilization and change people's ideas about life, time and space. [more]
China Approves License for 18 Mapping Services, AutoNavi Included, Google Unlikely Choice

NAVIBIZ Issue Date: 2010-7-2
Late in May, China implemented new standards aimed at preventing "state secrets being disclosed and uncertified maps published online." A major component to this push was a requirement that all online mapping services are operated with a license. The first 18 companies, of the ones that applied for a license, have been approved. [more]
China Launches 4th BeiDou Navigational Satellite

NAVIBIZ Issue Date: 2010-6-18
At 23:53 on June 2, China successfully launched the 4th BeiDou navigational satellite into the pre-designated orbit with the "Long March 3C" carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, symbolizing that China has made another important step forward in building the BeiDou (COMPASS) Navigation Satellite System. The construction of COMPASS follows the principles of openness, independency, compatibility, and gradualness. [more]
China's BeiDou Nav Satellite System to Cover the World in 2020

NAVIBIZ Issue Date: 2010-6-7
China is building up its global satellite navigation system BeiDou (COMPASS) that is intended to cover the world by 2020. That's the word from the country's first Satellite Navigation Conference, in Beijing. Developed and operated by China, BeiDou is designed to provide accurate real-time military and civil service to national security, social and economic development. [more]
Interview with Danny Kim: Ever Fast Evolving Navigation and Traffic Services Industry

NAVIBIZ Issue Date: 2010-3-26
Danny Kim, global navigation and LBS analyst, came to iSuppli after its acquisition of the Telematics Research Group (TRG) and is currently an analyst and global manager for the Portable Devices and Location Based Services (LBS) research for iSuppli's Automotive Unit. Danny is a widely respected industry analyst who specializes in location-based services and mobile content distribution. Before joining the Telematics Research Group, Danny played multiple roles at a Samsung Electronics in-house ad agency in Korea and then ACNielsen Korea. Danny received a Masters degree from the University of Illinois and spent two years at a Ph.D program at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. [more]
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