Septeomber 30, 2015

GNSS Receiver Manufacturers Thwart Jamming, Spoofing
[SIGNALS Exclusive] With customers demanding greater security against hackers and jamming, GNSS receiver manufacturers are incorporating a widening array of techniques to thwart interference both natural and nefarious. (more)
Privacy Hard to Maintain as Apps Gather GNSS Location Data for Retailers, Crowd-Sourcing
[SIGNALS Exclusive]The average person with a smart phone has their location revealed every three minutes, according to a recent study, information that can be determined even if GNSS capabilities are turned off, experts said. (more) <


"Studying the Effects of Interference on GNSS Signals" - White Paper

Assessing the impact of interference on live GNSS signals is a slow and challenging process, with many uncontrollable environmental factors. In this white paper, Spirent's test engineers describe how to conduct such tests in repeatable laboratory conditions, and reveal the effects of five different interference sources on the tracking capability and navigation performance of a commercially available GPS receiver.

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GNSS Stars in ITS World Congress
GNSS technology, which has been in the background of many intelligent transport system (ITS) projects and programs, will be front and center at the ITS World Congress 2015 next week (October 5-9, 2015) in Bordeaux, France. (more)
Newest Galileo Satellites Enter Next Phase of Operations
Operational responsibility for two recently launched Galileo satellites has been handed over to the Galileo Control Center (GCC) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. (more)
From Inside GNSS, SeptOct 2015 issue: GPS Confidential - Enabling Proximity Detection While Preserving Location Privacy
With the proliferation of GPS-enabled mobile devices, location based services have gained in popularity. In particular, proximity-based services are commonly used to help a user interact with other users nearby. However, these services endanger the privacy of users as the location information is provided to the service provider. This article proposes a novel private proximity detection scheme based on partial GPS measurement information. (more)

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