November 27, 2013

OCX and GPS Cybersecurity

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The GPS program is setting a new space-system standard for cyberdefense, and now the federal government is creating a framework to help operators of critical infrastructure that largely rely on GPS to do the same. (more)


Auto Regulators Seek to Shape Navigation Devices and Apps

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Highway safety officials are crafting guidelines aimed at pushing manufacturers to make portable electronic devices - including cell phones, hand-held navigation receivers, and navigation apps - less likely to distract drivers. They may face some push back, however, from members of Congress who are already questioning whether GNSS devices should be included under the proposed standards. (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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First Galileo FOC Satellite 'Doresa' Passes Thermal Vacuum Tests

The first full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellite has survived the most difficult of all the environmental tests "with flying colors," according to the space vehicle's manufacturer OHB-System, of Bremen, Germany. (more)

Thinking Aloud - GLONASS: Not a Red Menace

Haven't we gotten past this yet? Are we still hiding under our school desks in fear of nuclear destruction at the hands of a Soviet Union, gone these 20 years? (more)

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China Satellite Navigation Conference 2014 Planned for Nanjing

The organizing committee for the fifth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2014) is inviting papers for presentation at the event, scheduled May 21-23 in Nanjing. (more)

Inside GNSS Webinar, Coming December 5: The Role of GNSS Antennas in Mitigating Jamming and Interference  

A fundamental issue facing GNSS users regarding the availability of service involves the presence of harmful interference - not only stray signals but also deliberate jamming. Military GNSS receivers need to be able to operate in unfriendly RF environments and, with increasing frequency, commercial and civil GNSS systems do, too. (more)

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