October 17, 2013

Finally Funded, GPS Adjacent-Band Compatibility Study Now Delayed by Shutdown

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Although delayed for a year for lack of funding - and delayed yet again by the government shutdown - research to help set GPS-protecting interference standards appears poised to get under way. (more)

GSA Releases New Report on GNSS Markets: 7 Billion Devices, $478 Billion Revenues by 2022

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released its third market report, which predicts an installed base of 7 billion devices worldwide by 2022 - almost one for every person on the planet. (more)

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"Indoor GPS" Technologies Emerge as Retailers' Interest in Tracking Soars

[SIGNALS Exclusive] New technologies are emerging to fill the gap left by GNSS services whose signals cannot penetrate indoor spaces. Using everything from triangulation and flickering light bulbs to the Earth's magnetic field, start-up companies are lining up to help brick-and-mortar retailers beat back their online competition with location-inspired service. (more)


GPS Simulation Validates Design & Reliability 

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Russia Names New Head to Space Agency in Wake of GLONASS Launch Failure

Former Deputy Defense Minister Oleg Ostapenko will head up Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), replacing Vladimir Popovkin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on October 10. (more)


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NovAtel Garners FAA Contract for 3rd-Generation WAAS Receiver

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has contracted with NovAtel Inc. to produce and deliver 176 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) third-generation reference receivers (G-III). (more)

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ESA, GSA Host Meeting on Scientific Aspects of Galileo Program

The third international colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo program will take place at the Ministry of Transport in Prague, Czech Republic from December 4-6, 2013. (more)

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