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September 16, 2013 - September 20, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee USA
Inside GNSS • September/October 2013

UAV Operations in National Air Space Advance as Privacy Fight Heats Up

Significant progress has been made in integrating two classes of small, unmanned aircraft into the national air space (NAS), an area of considerable interest for GNSS companies whose products provide navigation and guidance for many of the unmanned systems.

Inside GNSS • September/October 2013

GNSS Antennas

With new signals and frequencies coming on line with modernized GNSSs, antennas play a more crucial role than ever in receiver system design.

Antennas are often an overlooked or undervalued aspect of GNSS user equipment.

Working Papers • September/October 2013

Measuring High Bandwidth GNSS Signals for Indoor Positioning

Working Papers explore the technical and scientific themes that underpin GNSS programs and applications. This regular column is coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Hein, head of Europe's Galileo Operations and Evolution.

Human Engineering • September/October 2013

Ismael Colomina: GNSS, Of Course!

SIDEBAR: Ismael Colomina's Compass Points

Ismael Colomina began his career in 1982. “So, in a way,” he says, “I grew up as a professional at the same time GPS was growing up and maturing. GNSS has always been present in my working life; so, I never experienced the ‘GNSS, aha!’ moment. Rather, I never stopped thinking ‘GNSS, of course!’"

December 5, 2013 - December 6, 2013
Munich, Germany
August 30, 2013

FCC Fines Operator of GPS Jammer That Affected Newark Airport GBAS

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a hefty fine for a New Jersey truck driver whose alleged use of a GPS jammer caused harmful interference to the new ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

August 30, 2013

Location Data Increasingly Used to Stop Fraud and Cyber Crooks

Establishing someone’s immediate whereabouts is emerging as a key element in preventing credit fraud and improving cyber security.

The technique uses location data, derived from GPS and other sources, to estimate the likelihood that the person making a request to enter a building, access a computer network, or use a credit card is actually who they say they are.

August 30, 2013

Predator UAV Provides Surveillance in Battle Against Yosemite Fire

Better known for supporting U.S. troops in firefights in Afghanistan firefights, a Predator drone has been deployed to help California National Guard firefighters battle wildfires raging around Yosemite National Park.

U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved the use of a GPS-guided MQ-1 Predator to support firefighters battling the Rim Fire that has expanded to more than 160,000 acres, accordeing to Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan, California National Guard public affairs officer.

August 30, 2013

Vote Nears for Weather Forecasting Bill That Could Boost GPS Radio Occultation Firms

Two companies angling to provide the government with cutting-edge, GPS-based weather data may get a boost this fall if a bill aiming to improve forecasting wins U.S. House approval.

The companies, Bethesda, Md.-based Planet IQ and GeoOptics, Inc., of Pasadena, California, hope to use GPS radio occultation or GPS-OR to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Defense with weather data.

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