March 31, 2016

Gen. Hyten: Raytheon's OCX the Best Bet for New GPS Ground System
While acknowledging the fury over problems with the new GPS ground system, the head of Air Force Space Command told lawmakers this month that finishing the program with the current contractor was the best way forward. (more
"Fundamentals of GPS Threats": Discover how the growing threats to satellite navigation signals can impact your critical systems, and what you can do about it - White Paper
Satellite navigation signals from space are precariously weak and can easily be blocked, damaged, or compromised by a growing array of threats - including solar activity, man-made interference, malicious faking of GPS signals, and the manipulation of position and timing information. As we come to rely more and more on GNSS signals and data across a wide range of industries, understanding and mitigating against these threats will become a critical risk management activity for manufacturers, systems and applications providers, and end-users.
Air Force, Army Reach for New GPS Technologies
The Air Force and the Army are looking for companies interested in helping advance a new generation of technology for GPS satellites, ground stations, and receivers. (more)  
High-precision GNSS technology for the mass market
u-blox addresses the demand for lower priced high-precision technology ideal for UAVs and guidance robotics.

The demand for lower priced high precision technology is growing rapidly, as evident in the areas of precision agriculture, UAVs, and robotic lawnmowers. However, due to size, power, and cost restrictions, existing high precision solutions have been unable to meet the demands of these markets.
From MarchApril 2016 issue of Inside GNSS
Washington View: How Privatizing Air Traffic Control Could Affect Satellite Navigation's Role in Aviation
The satellite-based NextGen program is in trouble - no question about it. (more)
Thinking Aloud: Up in the AIRR
Anyone who has sat through several iterations of a slide presentation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can't help but wonder if there isn't a better way to do things. (more)
GNSS & the Law: GLONASS and PNT in Russia
The Russian Federation has a large body of laws, rules, and regulations dealing with positioning, navigation, and timing in general and GLONASS in particular. (more)
Coming next week: Mapping from UAVs webinar
In this free 90-minute webinar, sponsored by Applanix Corporation, three experts in the field will discuss underlying concepts of georeferencing of UAV data using different methods and with practical examples from real-world UAV projects, a new UAV-based system for hyperspectral imaging, and direct georeferencing techniques using a multirotor UAV platform. (more)
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