December 17, 2013

Difficult Task: Placing an Economic Value on GPS

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The nation's leading GPS experts are struggling to quantify how the world's premier navigation and timing system affects the U.S. economy, an effort critical to building a political firewall around GPS spectrum in the face of ballooning demand for broadband capacity. (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. Watch the video.  

40th Anniversary of Key DoD Decision on GPS

Brad Parkinson, the first director of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office, once said that his work with the Global Positioning System had led him to validate an interpretation of "prime law" suggested by a colleague: one thing leads to another. (more)

GNSS-Aided Crowdshipping: TwedEx and Deliv

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Crowdsourcing has gained some attention in the GNSS community as a means for detecting and mitigating RF interference and signal spoofing. (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. 

Russians Consider IGS as Congress Moves to Limit GLONASS, Foreign GNSS Monitoring Stations on U.S. Soil

Lawmakers are poised to sharply limit the ability of foreign nations to own or control satellite system monitoring stations on U.S. territory, a rare show of congressional cooperation triggered by a Russian request to place stations supporting its satellite navigation system on American soil. (more)

GSA Invites Proposals for European GNSS R&D Projects

Horizon 2020 (H2020), the new incarnation of European Commission-funded research and innovation programs, has issued its first call for applications in satellite navigation. (more)

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