April 30, 2013

Air Force Examining Broader Options for Next GPS III Satellite Buy

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The Air Force will decide this fall whether to build more GPS III satellites or move to a new generation of spacecraft, the leader of Air Force Space Command told Congress last week. (more)

BeiDou to Restart Satellite Launches Next Year; Shift B1 Signal Frequency after 2016

[SIGNALS Exclusive] China will begin launching BeiDou-2 satellites again in 2013 as it begins its test program for the third generation of the nation's GNSS program. (more)

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Galileo Conversation: Regulation, Budget, Markets, and International Relations

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Paul Flament is head of the European Commission's Satellite Navigation Unit. His primary job, essentially, is to manage the Galileo program of the European Union (EU). With four operational satellites now in orbit and an ambitious schedule to set in place a constellation of 26 by 2015, Flament sat down with Inside GNSS to talk about a number of pressing issues that could affect the future of Galileo. (more)


GPS Simulation Validates Design & Reliability

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DoD Directive Outlines PNT Role of Department's CIO Teresa Takai

A Department of Defense Directive (DoDD 5144.02) issued April 22 clarifies the positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) responsibilities for Teresa Takai, the assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration (NII) and the DoD's chief information officer (CIO). (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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NASA Successfully Launches Three GPS-Enabled Smartphone Satellites

ET may have an improved method to phone home and satellite operators, a new way to position and control satellites - smartphones in space. (more)

North Korea's GPS Jamming Prompts South Korea to Endorse Nationwide eLoran System

GPS jamming attacks from North Korea that have increased in frequency and duration since they began August 2010 have prompted the South Korean government to implement an enhanced Loran (eLoran) systems that will cover the entire country by 2016. (more)

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