February 14, 2014

House Committee Moves to Block Loran-C Teardowns

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Lawmakers overseeing the Coast Guard approved language this week that would stop the agency from dismantling facilities needed for eLoran, a proposed system that has gained wide support as a backup in case GPS signals are jammed, blocked, spoofed, or otherwise rendered unusable. (more)

FAA Zaps UAV-Delivered Valentine's Day Flowers

An enterprising Michigan florist beat Amazon to the skies with s delivery of flowers via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). (more)


Future-Proof Advanced GPS/GNSS Signal Simulators with Lowest Cost of Ownership

Spectracom Multi-Channel, Multi-Frequency Advanced GPS/GNSS Signal Simulators for development and manufacturing are easy to use, powerful, and affordable. Now featuring expanded capabilities and a flexible, upgradeable design that allows you to select only the features you need for your specific application today, upgrade when necessary. Learn more. 

NextGen Costs Could Triple as Project Completion Slips Years

The cost for the nation's new air traffic control system could triple to $120 billion and require an additional decade to finish, the government's top transportation watchdog have told lawmakers. (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.  

Galileo Leaders, Vision Coalesce at EU Space Policy Conference

The recent Conference on EU Space Policy in Brussels - under the theme, "What direction for Europe in space between now and 2020?" - featured spirited calls for closer cooperation and the formation of a united front as Europe moves towards early Galileo services at the end of this year. (more)

DoT Moves Ahead with V2V Plans for Smart Cars

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DoT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on February 3 that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles. This technology would improve safety by allowing vehicles to "talk" to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging basic safety data, such as speed and position, 10 times per second. (more)

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