June 18, 2013
A geolocation industry–oriented nonprofit group is proposing that private companies adopt a set of 13 guidelines to help them protect the public and their bottom lines from breaches of geolocation privacy.
June 15, 2013
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, to certify the company’s Falcon launcher for future National Security Space (NSS) missions.
June 17, 2013
Dee Ann Divis, a contributing editor for Inside GNSS, has won the 2013 Dateline award for Washington Correspondent from the Society of Professional Journalists - DC Chapter for the second year in a row.
The award recognizes a series of stories published over the past year in Inside GNSS about a controversial British Ministry of Defense attempt to patent technology underlying new GNSS signals, including GPS and Galileo.
June 16, 2013
The U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC ) began testing modernized civil navigation (CNAV) message capabilities on the GPS L2C and L5 signals for the first time yesterday (June 15, 2013).
This first test period is scheduled to continue through July 1 (Julian Day 182), according to a Notice Advisory to NAVSTAR Users (NANU 2013034), although a tentative CNAV test plan shows the tests ending on June 29.
Ventures • June 13, 2013
The U.S. Air Force 746th Test Squadron (746 TS) has awarded TMC
Inside GNSS • May/June 2013
[Updated June 3, 2013] With the budget vise tightening, top Pentagon managers are readying some potentially dramatic changes to the GPS constellation — changes that promise to lower both the cost of the satellites and the expense of putting them into orbit.
The first changes would be subtle and are linked to buying the next block of GPS III satellites — a decision that sources confirm will be made by the end of September.
Inside GNSS • May/June 2013
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Human Engineering • May/June 2013
SIDEBAR: Di Qiu's Compass Points
Landing all-weather aircraft safely in storms. Protecting sensitive data not only through encryption but based on the location at which it is being accessed. Ensuring that accurate and timely information reaches first responders responding to emergencies.
Although still in the early part of her career, Di Qiu has already made significant contributions to these crucial applications of navigation technology.
GNSS Solutions • May/June 2013
Q: How do you deal with timing differences between GNSSs?
A: All GNSSs inherently depend on precise timekeeping to measure the satellite/receiver time of flight of signal propagation with sufficient accuracy to compute ranges/distances for multilateration calculations. Each GNSS ground segment therefore dedicates considerable effort to maintaining a highly stable atomic time scale as well as the corresponding offset to global standards such as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Events • May 22, 2013
Inside GNSS will host an applications-oriented web seminar on GNSS and inertial integrated systems on Tuesday, June 18.
The free event is sponsored by KVH Industries.
Webinar presenters are Xavier Orr, an R&D engineer of 3D navigation technologies at Advanced Navigation in Australia and Andrey Soloviev, principal at Qunav LLC and a research engineer who focuses on multi-sensor integration for navigation applications.
GNSS Solutions editor and University of Calgary professor Mark Petovello moderates.