November 30, 2014

Funding at Risk as Work on UAV Standards Falls Behind

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Efforts to set aviation standards for larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have fallen behind schedule, threatening essential funding for related tests and possibly complicating an Air Force program that needs the standards to make technology choices. (more)

Witnesses: FAA Funding Problems at the Heart of NextGen Problems

Lawmakers meeting to examine reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the agency's work on the GNSS- and satellite-based, next-generation air traffic system (NextGen) weathered a scathing critique of their own efforts - particularly their work on the federal budget. (more)


Tested in Space

Sensonor has been selected for the Dauria Aerospace small satellite program based in Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia, and the NASA Ames Research Center, California. The Sensonor STIM210 and the STIM300 have been selected due to their unique combination of size, weight, power consumption and cost - making them extremely attractive compared to alternative solutions. Sensonor modules, highly reliable in the rigors of a space, are currently flying on multiple satellite programs in the U.S., Europe and Russia.

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Europe Prepares Its Part of GNSS-Enhanced Search & Rescue Service

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced completion of tests that indicate the readiness of the European component of a modernized, GNSS satellite-aided search and rescue service known as Cospas-Sarsat. (more)


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To address the growing demand for greater accuracy, fidelity and functionality, Spirent has developed a new GNSS test solution that offers supreme performance with several features never before seen in the market. The GSS9000 includes the ability to simulate signals from all GNSS and regional navigation systems, and provides ultimate flexibility to meet all testing needs.

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Reliable GPS-Based Timing for Power Systems: A Multi-Layered, Multi-Receiver Architecture

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are testing a multi-layered, multi-receiver architecture that protects GPS-based timing against jamming, spoofing, and receiver malfunctions. The results, so far, are good. (more)

Tracking IRNSS Satellites For Multi-GNSS Positioning in Finland

A team of Finnish researchers has successfully tracked signals from the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System now under development. (more)

Higher Aspirations for GNSS

New space missions such as the robotic repair and recovery of damaged or errant communication satellites may become possible with the aid of an emerging class of receivers that is able to use GPS signals for navigation in orbits thousands of kilometers above the middle Earth orbit (MEO) GPS constellation itself. (more)

GNSS Hotspots!

1st GPS III Launch Slips to FY17, India Lofts Third IRNSS Spacecraft into Orbit, U.S. Agencies Dodge eLoran Relaunch, 8th GPS IIF Satellite Launches and Most Tariffs on GPS Equipment May Soon End. (more)

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