June 18, 2012

GPS Coalition May Continue After LightSquared Is Gone

[SIGNALS EXCLUSIVE] The organization formed to help protect GPS users from a proposed wireless broadband network likely to cause overwhelming interference to GPS devices will not disband. The Coalition to Save Our GPS not only plans to continue to operate but may expand the issues on which it works to incorporate topics such as receiver standards and perhaps even evolve into a full-fledged trade association. (more)

PNT Homeland Security Official Links GNSS Interference to Wider Cybersecurity Concerns

[SIGNALS EXCLUSIVE] The convergence of mobile communications, information, and navigation technologies is driving the need to re-examine interference and jamming issues within a broader national and international cybersecurity framework, a U.S. homeland security official told a recent conference on GNSS vulnerability. (more)

Trimble Presses FCC for Final LightSquared Ruling

Four months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicated its intention to backtrack on its conditional approval of LightSquared's terrestrial wireless broadband network, a leading GNSS manufacturer is pressing the agency to finalize its decision. (more)

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Inside GNSS Columnist Wins Washington D.C. 'Watchdog' Journalism Award

Dee Ann Divis, Inside GNSS's Washington correspondent¸ was named the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists Washington, D.C., Professional Chapter's highest journalistic award, the Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award, for her work with the magazine. (more)

DARPA Seeks PNT Robustness, Flexibility with All Source Positioning and Navigation Program

Despite its formative role in supporting development of the Global Positioning System, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been hedging its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) technology bets for some years as emerging threat scenarios become more sophisticated and widespread. (more)
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