January 2012

Senate Investigation Won't End with Resolution of GPS Interference Issue

[SIGNALS exclusive] A Senate investigation into how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) handled a request to rezone spectrum adjacent to GPS frequencies for LightSquared's powerful wireless network will continue whether the FCC nixes the plan or not. (more)

Big Solar Storm, Little GPS Effect

[SIGNALS exclusive] Although it was billed as the strongest for the past eight years and coincided nicely with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting in New Oreans, this week's solar storm apparently had a limited effect on GPS receivers and users. (more)

Troubled Satellite to Resume Transmitting, Still Marked Unusable

In the U.S. Air Force's  effort to bring GPS SVN-49 back on-line, the satellite will resume transmitting an L-band signal next week to continue exploring options for its regular operation. However, the signal will not be considered usable or "healthy" nor included in the broadcast almanac. (more)

IFEN - The Leader in GNSS Test Solutions

[ADVERTISEMENT] GPS, GLONASS, Galileo... and more to come.  Are you ready for the future?

Take full advantage of our unique GNSS test range and laboratory test solutions, enabling you to meet the coming era of Multi-GNSS systems with your GNSS products and services. [more]

DoD Policy
Strategic Guidance Document "Protects" GPS Modernization

GPS and other space systems fare well in the Department of Defense (DoD) strategic budget initiative outlined today (January 26, 2012) by U.S. civil and military officials. (more)

U.S. Supreme Court
Ruling on GPS-Aided Monitoring Leaves Broader Issues Unresolved

A U.S. Supreme Court opinion released January 23 ruled that warrantless GPS-aided monitoring of a suspect violated the Constitution's Fourth Amendment protection against "unreasonable searches and seizures." (more)
You are receiving this issue of SIGNALS, the free monthly e-newsletter of Inside GNSS Magazine, because you are involved with GNSS policy, technology or system integration and/or are a reader of the magazine. If you haven't subscribed to SIGNALS and would like to continue to receive it each month, sign up online: <>. You may unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time.