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Inside GNSS • November/December 2013

Urban Positioning on a Smartphone

The poor performance of GNSS user equipment in urban canyons in terms of both accuracy and solution availability is a well-known problem that arises where there are tall buildings or narrow streets. This situation is worse in the cross-street direction than in the along-street direction. (See Figure 1.)

December 1, 2013 - December 3, 2013
Hanoi, Vietnam
December 5, 2013
November 15, 2013

FCC Examines Shortcomings in E911 Calls’ Location Data

Prompted by reports of a sharp deterioration in the quantity and quality of 911-caller automatic location information, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is weighing new requirements for phone companies to help emergency personnel find cell phone users in need of aid.

Data from emergency providers show that a rapidly declining number of 911 calls from mobile phone users come in without the accurate location information needed to find the person calling for help.

April 20, 2015 - April 23, 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
June 16, 2014 - June 19, 2014
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
November 9, 2013

NovAtel Launches CORRECT OEM Positioning Solution

NovAtel Inc. has announced the NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology, which combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources, to deliver the best position solution possible.

Designed for NovAtel’s OEM6 receivers, CORRECT capabilities can be implemented in three ways, with correction data delivered via satellite or Internet, depending on the requirements of the application: precise point positioning (PPP), TERRASTAR, or real-time kinematic (RTK).

November 8, 2013

FAA Releases ‘Roadmap’ for Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems

In major step toward enabling unmanned aircraft to operate freely in the U.S. the federal government released a set of plans Thursday (November 7, 2013)on how it plans to integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace, including a policy to help protect the privacy of those living near drone test sites.

November 7, 2013

New Foundation Formed to Pursue eLoran as Backup for GPS

A new nonprofit has been launched to push for repurposing the United States’ old C-Loran infrastructure to support a new, privately funded Enhanced Loran (eLoran) service as a backup to GPS.

January 27, 2014 - January 29, 2014
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