January 30, 2015

GPS Policy Outlook: What to Watch for in the New Congress

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Three threads of legislation running through the new congressional session -location privacy, critical infrastructure protection, and updates to the Communications Act - are worth careful monitoring by the GPS community. One bill in particular, the Terrorism Prevention and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2015, could expand the definition of critical infrastructure to include the GPS system - something GNSS experts have been advocating for several years. (more)

South Korea Relaunches Its eLoran Program

After a delay to reformulate the system design, South Korea is moving ahead to implement a national enhanced Loran (eLoran) system to provide uninterrupted positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services in the wake of GPS jamming by North Korea. (more)


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ESA's GNSS Year in (P)review

A year ago, European Space Agency Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain said ESA would launch six new Galileo satellites into orbit in 2014, making 10 fully functional satellites in orbit and allowing the European GNSS Agency (GSA) to launch its much-awaited Galileo early services. (more)

FCC Raises Questions about U.S. Access to Non-GPS GNSS

After dodging budget cuts, thwarting other teams' attempts to grab critical frequencies, and dealing with jamming and technical problems, members of the U.S. GNSS community were thrown another curve late last year when they learned that signals from GLONASS and other international constellations must be authorized for use in the United States. (more)

Digital Version of JanuaryFebruary 2015 Issue of Inside GNSS Now Available

Galileo's Commercial Service. EGNOS in Ukraine. GNSS Authentication. Just a few of the articles now available in the digital version of the current issue of Inside GNSS. (more)

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