March 2011

European Satellite Navigation Competition

ESNC 2011: Let the Ideas Begin!

[GNSS SIGNALS exclusive] The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2011 will open its registration page on April 1 for entries in this year's international search for new GNSS applications and product developments. This year's competition offers business start-up aid worth €1 million ($1.4 million) and a cash prize pool of €100,000. (more)


DoD, DoT Officials Send FCC Letter on LightSquared, GPS Concerns

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, the second-ranking officials from the U.S. departments of defense (DoD) and transportation (DoT) have issued the strongest administration message yet regarding LightSquared's proposal to build a network of high-powered terrestrial transmitters broadcasting near the GPS L1 and other GNSS frequencies. (more)

Military GPS

Army Fields GPS-Guided Mortar in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are the first Army combat units to have access to GPS-guided 120-millimeter mortar cartridge capability - a rapidly fielded capability that has put precision guidance into a still-smaller military form factor. (more)
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Washington View

GPS Community Confronts LightSquared Move into L1 Spectrum

The GPS community is seething over a January 26 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) giving a conditional go ahead to a new broadband network with the potential to overwhelm GPS receivers across the country. Dee Ann Divis reports from Washington, D.C. (more)


Security, Prague Move at Top of European GNSS Agency Agenda

House-hunting is turning out to be one of the first tasks facing Carlo des Dorides, new executive director of the European GNSS Agency, also known by the acronym - GSA - of its former name, the GNSS Supervisory Authority. And as with many new homeowners, security will be well up on the list of attributes. (more)


Digital Version of Inside GNSS's March/April Issue

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