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February 17, 2012

President's Budget Request Would Continue GPS Modernization

Following up on the “strategic guidance” on defense spending that the White House laid out last month, President Obama has proposed a Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) budget that continues funding for GPS modernization efforts.

February 17, 2012

Both Sides Now: Harbinger, LightSquared, GPS Interference, and Lawsuits

No sooner had the Wall Street Journal published an article today  (Feburary 17, 2012) about Harbinger Capital hiring lawyers to consider suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the agency’s latest action on LightSquared, but its principal now finds himself the subject of class action suit.

A New York City law firm today filed a class action lawsuit against Philip Falcone and his Harbinger Capital LLC on behalf of the hedge fund’s limited partners, citing the Falcone’s investment in LightSquared Subsidiary LLC.

New Builds • February 17, 2012

Spectracom Offers New Signal Generator for In-Line GNSS Product Testing

Spectracom has announced the GSG-52 RF Signal Generator, a new offering in its line of GPS constellation simulators.

The GSG-52 is designed for in-line product testing of navigation-fix and positioning functions of integrated GPS or other GNSS receivers. In a compact portable form factor, the signal generator offers four-channel simulation and a list price of less than $10,000.

February 15, 2012

FCC Invites Comment on Plans to Abandon LightSquared Effort Due to GPS Interference Concerns

As previously announced, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) International Bureau invited comment today on its proposal to vacate its January 2011 conditional waiver order permitting LightSquared Subsidiary LLC to establish a terrestrial wireless broadband network as a result of demonstrated interference to GPS signals and receivers.

February 14, 2012

NTIA and FCC Agree: No Practical Way to Fix LightSquared’s GPS Interference Problem

[Updated February 15, 2012] The GPS community received a Valentine’s Day message from U.S. regulators today (Feburary 14, 2012): there is  “no practical way” to mitigate potential interference posed by terrestrial transmissions from LightSquared’s proposed wireless broadband network.

Inside GNSS • January/February 2012

Challenges in GNSS /INS Integration

GNSS and inertial technologies have a complicated mutual history.

Once competitors for navigation and positioning applications, they now appear ever more frequently in complementary roles — often within the same solution or system design.

February 22, 2012
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Events • February 9, 2012

2012 Joint Navigation Conference begins on Tuesday, June 12, one day later than planned

The 2012 Joint Navigation Conference, previously scheduled to begin at the Crowne Plaza in Colorado Springs on Monday, June 11 will instead open on Tuesday, June 12 and run through Friday, June 15.

The change was made to accommodate the classified sessions that now will take place on Friday at the United States Air Force Academy.

February 8, 2012

Aviation Subcommittee Hearing Moves Beyond LightSquared to GPS Spectrum Protection

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari told a congressional committee today (February 8, 2012) that the expenditure of “substantial federal resources” in assisting LightSquared to gain approval for its terrestrial wireless broadband system was “unusual” yet “merited,” but that “further investment cannot be justified at this time.”

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