Rohde & Schwarz
April 16, 2013

Military GPS Budget Appears Steady as President Bids to Slow Defense Cuts

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Spending pressures on the Pentagon seem to be coming from every direction, and the GPS program appears unlikely to avoid them entirely. (more)

Locata Installation Supports U.S. Vehicle Crash Avoidance Research

[SIGNALS Exclusive] In announcing the selection of its terrestrial positioning system as the core PNT technology for the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center (VRC), Locata Corporation has opened up a new front in its campaign to augment or replace GNSS in application environments where the latter technology is unreliable or unavailable. (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]

A First-Hand Look at Smithsonian's New Exhibit That Links Time and Navigation

Thanks to an accident of renovation, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space museum is now the home to a substantial new exhibit that opened last Friday, "Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There." (more)

U.S. Agencies Seek Comments on Future Uses of NDGPS

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), is seeking public comments on the current and future user needs for the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS). (more)


"Studying the Effects of Interference on GNSS Signals - White Paper"     

Assessing the impact of interference on live GNSS signals is a slow and challenging process, with many uncontrollable environmental factors. In this white paper, Spirent's test engineers describe how to conduct such tests in repeatable laboratory conditions, and reveal the effects of five different interference sources on the tracking capability and navigation performance of a commercially available GPS receiver.

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Galileo Satellite Achieves High Earth Orbit Positioning with GPS

When the European Space Agency launched its Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element-A (GIOVE-A) satellite in 2005, its main mission was to transmit Galileo test signals that secured the system's frequencies, evaluate hardware under space environmental conditions, and so forth. (more)

GPS Design Changes Will Add Waveform Generator, Dual-Launch Capability, and More

A redesign of the GPS satellites under development by Lockheed Martin will add a signal waveform generator, search and rescue payload, laser retroreflector array (LRA), and dual-launch capability beginning with Space Vehicle 9 (SV09). (more)

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