September 28, 2012

LightSquared, FCC Appear to Align on GPS Receiver Standards in Continuing Spectrum Battle

[SIGNALS Exclusive] In one of three separate filings on Friday (September 28, 2012) would-be broadband provider LightSquared asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to set "operating parameters" leading to "revised technical rules" to enable it to operate in the lower of the two frequency bands where tests last year showed its operations would interfere with GPS. (more)

Fallout from GPS-LightSquared: New Study on Interference Limits

[SIGNALS Exclusive] With the debacle surrounding LightSquared's now-stymied proposal still reverberating through Washington, federal agencies are studying ways to repurpose the spectrum adjacent to the satellite navigation frequencies without causing debilitating interference to GPS receivers. (more)

India's Second GAGAN Payload Heads into Space

Arianespace successfully launched India's GSAT-10 satellite this evening (September 28, 2012) on board an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. (more)

Japanese Cabinet Outlines Plans for Procurement of QZSS Ground Segment, Operations

The Japanese Cabinet Office issued an official announcement on Friday (September 21, 2012) approving plans to procure and finance construction of the ground control system and the operation of the next phase of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). Procurement is going to be carried out using PFI (private finance initiative) scheme. (more)

ION GNSS 2012 Exhibition Featured New GNSS Products

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The Institute of Navigation ION GNSS 2012 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, last week (September 18-21, 2012) lived up to its reputation as a premiere forum for new GNSS product announcements. (more)

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