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March 26, 2012

UrsaNav Tests eLoran, LF Timing Potential

Virginia-based engineering firm UrsaNav Inc. has begun transmitting a variety of low frequency (LF) test signals, including enhanced Loran (eLORAN), as part of a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

The test program include a comprehensive palette of signals that are being evaluated for their ability to provide a robust, wide-area, wireless precise timing alternative that can operate cooperatively with GNSS technology or autonomously during GNSS unavailability.

Events • March 21, 2012

Register Now for the 2012 GPS Partnership Council at Los Angeles AFB in May

Registration is open for the 2012 GPS Partnership Council meeting at the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.  As always, participants can compete in a golf tournament on an optional third day of networking and camaraderie on Wednesday, May 3.

The registration deadline is April 27.

Events • March 20, 2012

Watch the Video: Physicists and GPS Expert Debate Results from the Large Hadron Collider

[Updated March 26, 2012] Six experts debatd the exciting - and controversial - claims of faster-than-light neutrinos from physicists who used the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, in a European experiment that called into question the basics of modern physics.

Events • March 20, 2012

NAV12 and the Royal Institute of Navigation Request Your Papers, Please

The British Royal Institute of Navigation has given prospective authors a May 4 deadline for abstracts for its annual conference, NAV12. The theme this year is "GNSS and Beyond."

Authors have a broad choice of navigation and technology topics from GNSS, eLoran and integrated systems technology to satellite navigation vulnerabilities to jamming and space weather to low-cost consumer apps design.

March 12, 2012

Polaris Wireless Names Per Enge as Tech Advisor

Stanford University professor and GNSS expert Per Enge has been named chief technical advisor of Polaris Wireless, a Mountain View, California–based provider of software-based wireless positioning.

According to Polaris Wireless, Enge, director of Stanford’s GPS Research Laboratory, will leverage his experience in technology and academic fields “to provide strategic guidance regarding location technology, intellectual property, and research partnerships with universities and other technology vendors.” He will report to the company’s CEO, Manlio Allegra.

Events • March 7, 2012

Going to Nashville in September? Submit your ION GNSS 2012 Abstracts by March 9

Join the 250 other technical presenters at this year's Institute of Navigation GNSS conference and submit your abstract by Friday, March 9.

The U.S. Institute of Navigation sponsors the world's oldest and largest conference on global navigation satellite systems. ION GNSS 2012 will take place next September 17 through 21 at the Nashville Convention Center in Tennessee. Tutorials and the CGSIC meeting will take place on September 17 and 18.

New Builds • February 23, 2012

IFEN and WORK Microwave Introduce Enhanced NavX-NCS GNSS Simulator

IFEN, the Poing, Germany–based manufacturer of GNSS navigation products and services, working in partnership with WORK Microwave, have announced an enhanced version of IFEN’s NavX-NCS Professional, a multi-frequency GNSS simulator.

Optimized for research and development of GNSS safety and professional applications, the enhanced version of the NavX-NCS Professional incorporate the following key features:

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.

New Builds • February 16, 2012

Topcon Introduces Full-Spectrum GNSS Geodetic Antenna

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) announced the company’s new CR-G5 high-performance, GNSS choke ring antenna.

Based on the company’s new TA-5 full-spectrum GNSS antenna element, the CR-G5 geodetic antenna offers excellent vertical phase center stability over the GNSS frequency band superior performance in tracking low elevation satellite signals, according to the company.

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.

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