August 30, 2013

FCC Fines Operator of GPS Jammer That Affected Newark Airport GBAS

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a hefty fine for a New Jersey truck driver whose alleged use of a GPS jammer caused harmful interference to the new ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). (more)

Vote Nears for Weather Forecasting Bill That Could Boost GPS Radio Occultation Firms

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Two companies angling to provide the government with cutting-edge, GPS-based weather data may get a boost this fall if a bill aiming to improve forecasting wins U.S. House approval. (more)


The KVH 1750 IMU is an ultra-compact, high-accuracy 6 DOF inertial sensor ideal for guidance, navigation, & stabilization applications where size, weight, and power consumption must be minimized without sacrificing precision. Leveraging patented KVH technology, the 1750 IMU incorporates the world's smallest precision fiber optic gyro - KVH's DSP-1750 - with very low noise MEMS accelerometers. Result: a high-performance commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) system with excellent bias stability and repeatability.

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Predator UAV Provides Surveillance in Battle Against Yosemite Fire

Better known for supporting U.S. troops in Afghanistan firefights, a Predator drone has been deployed to help the California National Guard fightfighters battle wildfires raging around Yosemite National Park. (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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Location Data Increasingly Used to Stop Fraud and Cyber Crooks

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Establishing someone's immediate whereabouts is emerging as a key element in preventing credit fraud and improving cyber security. (more)

Galileo to Miss Another Launch Date as Tests Continue on FOC Satellite

As engineers painstakingly work their way through tests of the first full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellite at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Center (ESA/ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European space sources admit that the new generation spacecraft's maiden voyage will not occur until December 28, if then. (more)

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