Rohde & Schwarz
June 18, 2013

House Committee Makes Deeper Cuts to GPS budget

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The House Appropriations Committee has made a series of cuts to GPS programs that, if agreed to by the Senate, suggest an overall slowdown in the pace of GPS modernization. (more)

Industry Nonprofit Group Proposes Privacy Guidelines for Location Data

[SIGNALS Exclusive] A geolocation industry-oriented nonprofit group is proposing that private companies adopt a set of 13 guidelines to help them protect the public and their bottom lines from breaches of geolocation privacy. (more)


GPS Simulation Validates Design & Reliability

Ensure the performance of your GPS devices and systems by simulation. Spectracom GPS/GNSS signal generators can simulate any test scenario. Test more parameters, more often, with maximum flexibility in development and manufacturing. Save time and money for integrators of GPS. Spectracom simulators are easy-to-use, powerful, affordable, and future-upgradable. Learn more.

EU Calls Out European Industry on GNSS Opportunities

[SIGNALS Exclusive] According to European Union (EU) figures, there should be €90 billion in benefits to be reaped by industry as a result of Europe's €11 billion investment in Galileo. But what that really means is that there will be €90 billion in new income out there for someone to take. (more)

CNAV Tests Begin on GPS L2C and L5 Signals

The U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) began testing modernized civil navigation (CNAV) message capabilities on the GPS L2C and L5 signals for the first time on June 15. (more)


NEW Spirent GSS6425 Record & Playback System

Bring live multi-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou signals into the Lab. Spirent's brand new GSS6425 combines the portable simplicity of the popular GSS6400 with unprecedented recording power: more satellites, more channels, and more storage. That means easy field recording of multiple, synchronous frequencies - including GPS L1\L2\L5, GLONASS L1\L2\L3, Galileo E1\E5, BeiDou-2 B1\B2 , QZSS L1\L2\L5 and SBAS - for completely repeatable, real-world testing in the lab, at a fraction of the cost. Learn more. 

SMC Signs CRADA to Certify SpaceX Falcon Launcher

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, to certify the company's Falcon launcher for future National Security Space (NSS) missions. (more)

Four More GLONASS Launches Planned for 2013

The head of Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said four more GLONASS launches are planned for 2013. (more)

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