June 17, 2014

ICAO to Sponsor First-Time Industry Showcase

[SIGNALS Exclusive] In an unprecedented move, the United Nations' aviation organization will sponsor an industry showcase next spring at which manufacturers can demonstrate their wares to nations looking to upgrade their systems. (more)

GNSS Monitoring Stations Slide into U.S.-Russia Rift

[SIGNALS Exclusive] GPS and GLONASS emerged from the depths of the Cold War to become the world's leading dual-use (civil/military) GNSS programs in the post-Soviet era. (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.  

Homeland Security Researching GPS Disruptions, Solutions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is advancing beyond simple assessment of the risks that GPS disruptions pose to critical infrastructure and is considering the development of new technology to mitigate jamming and spoofing while working with vendors to integrate that technology into receivers. (more)

FCC Workshop on GPS Receivers Alarms GNSS Community

Leading navigation experts are worried an upcoming workshop on GPS receivers being organized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an attempt to initiate design mandates for user equipment that could potentially undermine the GNSS community. (more)

FAA to Consider Exemptions for Commercial UAS Operations for Movie and TV Production

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time. (more)

AUVSI 2014 New Products Roundup

From small unmanned aircraft to communication systems, plenty of exciting new products appeared at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's show in Orlando last month. (more)

Missed the Unmanned Systems webinars last week?

Saw them, but want to view one again? On-demand versions are ready. (more)

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