September 18, 2015

Webinar: Cutting-Edge Applications of Unmanned Systems Technology
The incorporation of GNSS and inertial technologies is helping drive an explosion of systems development and applications of unmanned systems. On Tuesday, September 29, Inside GNSS and NovAtel will present a FREE 90-minute web seminar showcasing some of these applications, including the use of remote sensing technologies to assess pest populations in commercial crops and to conduct infrastructure inspections, with the aid of air and ground vehicles. (more)
Another Successful Launch, But Pressure Still on for Galileo
[SIGNALS Exclusive] With successful the September 10/11 launch under its belt, the Galileo program continues to move in the right direction, but proponents should be cautious about overstating the rate of progress, lest too-hopeful forecasts come back to bite them (again). (more)


Surveying Galaxies and Mapping the Birthplaces of Stars with a Suborbital Observatory   

This free paper details the innovative suborbital observatory launched from Antarctica which relies on the precision and durability of fiber optic gyros to provide relative positioning in the most demanding of environments - suborbital space. This ongoing experiment studies galaxies to learn the secrets of star formation and evolution using the same high performance fiber optic technology available to you right here, right now.
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Development Risks May Slow GPS Military Receiver Program   
[SIGNALS Exclusive] The Air Force may dial back plans to accelerate its military receiver program, possibly reversing an earlier decision to combine development and production steps as a way to meet a congressional procurement deadline.
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Military Receivers: Air Force Wants Foreign GNSS Capability    
The GPS Directorate wants industry to more quickly develop innovative user equipment that integrates both the modernized GPS signals and signals from international constellations like Galileo. (more)
DoT Hastens GNSS Receiver Testing for Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment    
Federal officials have released a draft of their plan to determine the amount of interference satellite navigation receivers can tolerate from users in neighboring frequencies. The tests, proposed after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) froze a controversial wireless broadband system, would accelerate research on GNSS receivers that process signals from multiple satellite constellations. (more)
GLONASS for Precise Navigation in Space    
[From September/October issue of Inside GNSS]
As the Russian Federation continues to implement its GLONASS modernization program, which will include newly designed spacecraft and signals, the Russian Federal Space Agency is evaluating methods for improving the system's performance based on the current generation of GLONASS-M satellites. This effort includes assessing the performance of the network of ground reference stations and options for its improvement as well as using the current GLONASS FDMA signals to precisely determine the orbits of a remote sensing satellite. (more)
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