February 2012

Global Positioning System
GPS Program Budget: A Lot, But Is It Enough?

[SIGNALS exclusive] The details of President Obama's 2013 budget have been gradually filtering out and, in general, the GPS system and those programs closely linked to satellite navigation, have escaped deep cuts. (more)

U.S. House Committee Leaders Request Information on LightSquared and GPS Interference

[GNSS SIGNALS Exclusive] Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representative's Energy and Commerce Committee have requested additional information regarding the procedures followed by federal agencies in the interference dispute between LightSquared and GPS. The inquiry also asks about the government plans to develop GPS receiver standards that would prevent interference from "future deployment of terrestrial service in spectrum near or adjacent to the GPS bands." (more)

More LightSquared
LightSquared CEO Resigns Amid GPS Interference Controversy

LightSquared has announced that Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned his position as chief executive officer of LightSquared, Inc. He will continue to serve as chairman of the board. (more)

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China Launches 11th Compass/BeiDou-2 Satellite

China successfully launched a satellite into space at 00:12 Beijing Time on February 25 (February 24, 16:12 UTC/GMT), the 11th of the nation's second-generation Beidou, or Compass, GNSS system. (more)

GNSS/Inertial Integration
Web Seminar on Challenges of GNSS/Inertial Integration Gets Thumbs Up

Nearly 400 system integrators, equipment manufacturers, product/application designers, and other professionals from around the world tuned into a live broadcast web seminar presented by Inside GNSS on February 28 with the subject, "Challenges of GNSS/Inertial Integration." (more)

Russian GNSS at Center of 2012 International Satellite Navigation Forum/NAVITECH Event

The sixth International Satellite Navigation Forum will take place during the NAVITECH exhibition at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia on April 17 and 18 2012. (more)
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