March 29, 2013

Move to Set Privacy Rules for Operating Unmanned Systems Gathers Steam

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The prospects for the rapid integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the day-to-day work of farmers, pipeline operators and firemen seem to be dimming amidst a hail of privacy legislation. (more)

Washington View: It's Complicated - Lawmakers Propose Dozens of UAS, Location

It's spring and privacy proposals are popping up in abundance, threatening to complicate the lives of law enforcement officers, spoil the landscape for some location-based businesses, and choke off the U.S. market for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) before it gets off the ground. (more)


Detect, locate and characterize sources of GPS interference with Signal Sentry 1000™ from ITT Exelis.

Signal Sentry 1000™ from Exelis provides actionable intelligence to users experiencing GPS jamming to U.S. GPS Signals. From assisting efforts to ensure GPS spectrum integrity, to aiding in law enforcement operations that require GPS availability, Signal Sentry 1000™ has it covered. [more]

Thinking Aloud: Droning On about UAVs

The latest Orwellian theme: "The sky isn't falling - it's watching!" (more)

Brussels View: eCall Rising - Europe's Automated Emergency Response

Despite the work of the harmonized eCall European Pilot, which can be said to have already demonstrated the technical feasibility of the eCall concept, the most important remaining barrier to implementation is at the political level. (more)


LabSat by Racelogic is a low-cost GPS simulator

It records and replays real GPS RF data, allowing you to test almost any GPS device (with GLONASS and BeiDou option) using real world signals from your bench. [more]

Galileo on Its Own: First Position Fix

In a milestone for Europe's GNSS program, the European Space Agency describes the first successful 3D position determination using only Galileo satellites. (more)

The PNT Boom: Future Trends in Integrated Navigation

Cameras as a versatile sensor for position fixing and dead reckoning. New GNSS signals and systems that improve precision and combine with other technologies for jamming resistance and improved robustness. 3D mapping of cities and buildings that helps solve the puzzle of urban navigation. Context-adaptive navigation systems. Peer-to-peer positioning. An explosion of available sensors that can be combined for reliable pedestrian wayfinding. The art of navigation has never had so many tools to work with. (more)

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