July 17, 2012

Brit Military Visit May Hasten GPS Signal Patent Dispute Resolution

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The U.S. visit of a high-level official from the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) is spurring efforts to settle a dispute over a patent that could drive up prices on satellite navigation receivers for users around the world. (more)

Election Politics May Stall Final LightSquared Decision

[SIGNALS Exclusive] While members of the GPS community are pushing to formally end the threat of signal interference from LightSquared's proposed wireless network, the political realities of an election year suggest they will have to wait for a decision. (more)

UAVs Vulnerable to Civil GPS Spoofing; Subject of a U.S. House Subcommittee hearing This Week

In June a research team from the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) demonstrated for the first time that a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be commandeered in mid-flight by a civil GPS spoofing attack. The result will likely factor into the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) plans to draw up rules for integrating UAVs into U.S. airspace by 2015. (more)

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New Inertial Sensor Packs Performance and Flexibility in Smaller Profile

KVH's New Series 1750 IMU solves critical engineering challenges by blending superior performance and affordability in a lightweight,  more compact design, making it the optimal choice for new or existing applications. Learn how this precision fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based IMU solves the most demanding navigation and guidance challenges. [more]

Inside GNSS to Present Webinar on GNSS Jamming & Interference

Two industry experts on GNSS interference and jamming will lead an Inside GNSS web seminar scheduled for August 22. Tom Stansell and Logan Scott will join moderator Mark Petovello on a panel to discuss the subject, "GNSS Jamming & Interference: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions." (more)

Galileo Satellites Test 'Dummy' MBOC Signal in Space

The first two Galileo in-orbit validation (IOV) satellites in space have achieved a new milestone, transmitting dummy signals in a modulation scheme designed to allow full interoperability with GPS once operational services start. (more)

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