November 30, 2012

U.S. Space-Based PNT Executive Leadership to Change

[SIGNALS Exclusive] A top leadership change is under way at one of the most important U.S. GPS policy and management organizations, the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Coordination Office (NCO). (more)

House Panel Suggests Harm Threshold Rather Than Receiver Standards

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Members of a key technical advisory group told members of Congress this week that a more creative use of interference limits was preferable to setting receiver standards as the way to expand the use of scarce spectrum. (more)

Taking Turns at the Fiscal Cliff: GPS Funding Problems Cloud the Future

The GPS program has taken a fiscal hit that will delay critical plans to begin multi-satellite launches and could ultimately hamper the Air Force's ability to keep the constellation at its current level of service. (more)

GNSS IC Sales Approach $3 Billion Mark

Global sales of the smallest GNSS form factor - the integrated circuit (IC) - will exceed $3 billion next year, driven in large part by incorporation of position/location capabilities in smartphones, according to a leading research organization. (more)

Navipedia - The GNSS Wiki

Satellite navigation is progressing at such a rapid pace that it is difficult to keep track of the latest evolutions, satellite launches, technologies or even systems and signals. With Navipedia, the European Space Agency has introduced a common online entry point for GNSS know-how. (more)

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