Human Engineering • November/December 2007
UPDATE: On March 24, 2010, Elizabeth Cannon was appointed president of the University of Calgary. Scheduled to take office on July 1, she is the first woman to hold the position.
If anyone can synchronize micro-satellites to fly in formation, it’s Elizabeth Cannon – geomatics engineer extraordinaire, leading researcher, technology transfer virtuoso, dean of the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering in Canada’s engineering capital.
March 23, 2010
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, has established the schedule for the transition of command at the GPS Wing.
Incoming commander Col. Bernard Gruber will assume command on July 30. Outgoing commander Col. David Madden will retire from the Air Force in June and take up new responsibilities at SMC as a civilian, assuming command of the Military Satellite Communications Wing on July 19.
Inside GNSS • May 2010
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
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 are due this Friday for the fall ION GNSS conference.
Inside GNSS • March/April 2010
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
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
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
February 23, 2010
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).