October 31, 2013

Assured PNT: Army Links Smart Phones and GPS devices

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The Army is working on GPS equipment that would connect with a single, user-friendly device like a smart phone or through a single hub to reduce the number of devices a soldier has to carry and to facilitate software updates. (more)


Budget Battle: GPS Program Funding Appears Solid

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The GPS program appears well positioned to weather another round of budget cuts, although some contractors that support the program may not be so fortunate. (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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Space-Based PNT NCO Director Retiring

[SIGNALS Exclusive] After just a year in office, the leader of the organization that helps keep federal GPS activities in sync is retiring. National Coordination Office (NCO) Director Jan Brecht-Clark, told Inside GNSS that her family had convinced her it was a good time to make the move. (more)

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FAA Loosens Rules for Personal Electronic Devices On Board Planes

Acting on a set of recommendations by an advisory committee, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today (October 31, 2013) the agency's determination that airlines can safely expand passenger use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight. (more)

Inside GNSS webinar on "Unmanned Systems: Navigation, Guidance, and Integrity for Autonomous Ground and Air Vehicles

On Wednesday, November 13, join Inside GNSS and NovAtel for this free webinar and learn about the factors affecting operations of unmanned systems, design challenges and solutions, and some of the options for addressing associated integrity issues. (more)

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