December 17, 2015

New LightSquared Settles with Trimble, Garmin
[SIGNALS Exclusive] New LightSquared, the firm reconstituted from the original LightSquared wireless broadband company upon its exit from bankruptcy, has proposed a settlement of lawsuits filed against Garmin and Trimble Navigation, which would end most of the company's legal action against the GPS community.  (more) <>
Galileo Program Adds Pair of Satellites to Constellation
Europe's GNSS program placed two more satellites into orbit today (December 17, 2015), doubling the number of Galileo spacecraft in space in the course of nine months from 6 to 12. (more)
Solving Subsea ROV Navigation Challenges Through Sensor Fusion [white paper]  
Find out why navigation and control is a daunting challenge for unmanned inspection/observation class subsea vehicles.  Learn how an advanced vehicle control solution uses sensor-fusion and a high performance Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG)-based IMU to deliver accurate navigation in one of the world's most demanding environments.
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PNT ExCom Backs eLoran as a Step to Full GPS Backup System   
The National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT ExCom) has recommended using enhanced Loran (eLoran) as a near-term alternative to GPS for essential timing data while it determines what capabilities are needed for a comprehensive GPS backup, officials have told Congress.  
Latest GPS IIF Satellite Now Operational    
The Air Force Second Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) reports that the GPS Block IIF-11, (SVN-73/PRN-10) satellite has been set healthy and is fully operational. Launched October 31, SVN-73 has replaced SVN-47 in the E plane slot E2. (more)
GPS OCX Delayed, Again    
The Air Force is weighing its options for a new GPS ground system after a detailed review has revealed the system would be further delayed - perhaps to as late as 2023. (more)
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