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Inside GNSS • May 2010

Easy Suite II: easy16

With a given GPS receiver you get a certain positioning accuracy. So, the first question you may ask is: can I do anything to improve it?

The answer most often is: yes, go and buy a better receiver! Most ranging errors are determined by physics and you can do little to improve the situation.

Inside GNSS • May 2010

GPS: The Present Imperfect

SIDEBAR: Four Popular Myths about GNSS
SIDEBAR: To the Rescue: eLoran?

Quietly but surely, positioning, navigation and timing are being taken for granted.

The location information that GPS gives us is now at the heart of our transportation capabilities, distribution industries, just-in-time manufacturing, emergency service operations, not to mention mining, road-building, and farming.

Events • March 9, 2010

Abstracts for Institute of Navigation's GNSS Conference Due Friday March 12

Abstracts are due this Friday for the fall ION GNSS conference.

Inside GNSS • March/April 2010

A Closer Look at the GPS OCX Contract

By now, the news is out: Raytheon Corporation’s Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business, has won the contract to build the Next Generation GPS Control Segment (OCX).

March 2, 2010

GPS Jamming and Interference Sparks UK Concerns, Technical Solutions

The noise floor seems to be rising on the subject of GNSS vulnerability to  jamming and interference. Recently, the United Kingdom provided the locus for a trio of initiatives that reflect growing anxieties about the widespread global dependence of critical position, navigation, and timing (PNT) applications and infrastructures on the low-power signals from space.

February 25, 2010

Raytheon Wins $1.5-Billion GPS OCX Contract

Officials from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Wing announced today (February 25) the award of the Next Generation GPS Control Segment (OCX) contract to Raytheon Company, Intelligence & Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado.

With a baseline duration of 73 months, the OCX development contract has option years for sustainment worth a potential total of $1,535,147,916. Raytheon teammates include Boeing, ITT, Braxton Technologies, Infinity Systems Engineering, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

October 26, 2010 - October 28, 2010
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February 23, 2010

IFEN Simulator Receives Galileo ICD Certification

TÜV SÜD, an independent third-party certifier, has awarded IFEN GmbH an official certificate affirming the conformance of IFEN’s NavX-NCS GNSS RF navigation constellation simulator with the Galileo Open Signal Signal-in-Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD).

February 19, 2010

President Proposes $1.23 Billion for GPS in FY 2011 Budget

President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 (FY11) would allocate $1.057 billion for Department of Defense (DoD) GPS-related procurement and development activities and nearly $180 million to the Department of Transportation (DoT) for civil GPS programs.

Inside GNSS • March/April 2010

Bernard Gruber to Assume USAF GPS Wing Command: New Direction in Store?

Col. Bernard Gruber, currently the commander of the 45th Space Wing Operations Group at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, will take over direction of the GPS Wing later this year.

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