April 16, 2014

Wyoming UAS Test Site Plans Unravel in the Face of Military Airspace Limits

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Newly enforced limits on using military airspace to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are rattling test range managers across the country and appear to have caused at least one operation to drop its plans for an independent test site for unmanned vehicles. (more)

At ENC 2014: A GNSS Wake Up Call for Europe

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Among the key topics to come out of this year's European Navigation Conference (ENC 2014) in Rotterdam is how safe - or unsafe - we really are, and who in Europe cares. The answer is, a lot of people care, but almost no one can do anything about it. (more)


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GLONASS Fails Again, Briefly

Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system reportedly suffered another major disruption on Tuesday (April 15, 2014), with eight satellites malfunctioning and another going off the air entirely. (more)

Republic of Korea Announces New Plan for eLoran system in Wake of GPS Jamming

The Republic of Korea will return next month with a new tender for implementing an eLoran system, driven by North Korean jamming of GPS in the region. (more)

FAA Issues Call for UAS Center of Excellence Contractor

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced plans to establish within the next year a Center of Excellence (COE) for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research, Engineering, and Development Program. (more)

New INSIDE GNSS webinar

"UAS in the NAS: The Story Continues," coming on Wednesday, May 7, with panelists Chuck Johnson, Senior Advisor for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems, NASA; Jon Greene, Interim Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, one of the six UAS test organizations selected by the FAA; and Ro Bailey, Director, Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex (another FAA UAS test site), and Deputy Director, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration. Watch our website page for updates.

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