GNSS (all systems)

November 8, 2018

Call for Abstracts for ION’s Joint Navigation Conference

The ION Joint Navigation Conference (JNC), the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technologies conference of the year with joint service and government participation, is calling for abstracts. The event will focus on technical advances in PNT with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable PNT systems, logistics and integration.

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By Inside GNSS
November 6, 2018

Positioning, Mapping Technologies Converging to Deliver Innovation in High Added Value Applications

Positioning and mapping technologies are converging and integrating as never before, enabling developers to deliver innovative high added-value applications and services, according to participants in the 5th edition of Technology for All, a forum dedicated to technological innovation in support of the environment, cultural heritage and smart cities, which was held at Rome’s Higher Institute for Firefighting (Istituto Superiore Antincendi) in early October.

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By Inside GNSS
November 1, 2018

Harris Corp. Delivers Sixth GPS III Satellite Navigation Payload

Harris Corporation has provided Lockheed Martin with its sixth of 10 advanced navigation payloads contracted for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III satellite program, the company announced today.

The GPS III navigation payload features a Mission Data Unit (MDU) with a unique 70-percent digital design that links atomic clocks, radiation-hardened processors and powerful transmitters – enabling signals three times more accurate than those on current GPS satellites. The payload also boosts signal power, which increases jamming resistance by eight times and helps extend the satellite’s lifespan.

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By Inside GNSS
October 31, 2018

Imagination Technologies Introduces Comprehensive GNSS IP Core

Imagination Technologies today announced the offering of the Ensigma Location GNSS IP core that supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou as well as several Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) including WAAS and EGNOS. Designed for ultra-low power consumption, the IP is designed to optimize battery powered remote IoT sensors and edge devices, wearables, health monitors, consumer mobile products, automotive after-sales products such as insurance boxes and road tolling equipment, and asset tracking devices.

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By Stan Goff

Fleet Space Technologies Joins Rocket Lab Manifest for “It’s Business Time” Mission

Fleet’s two “Proxima” satellites are the first scheduled launch of commercial CubeSats from an Australian company

U.S. orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has signed a contract with fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) start-up Fleet Space Technologies to launch two satellites that will form the foundation of a global IoT communications constellation. The two Proxima satellites are the first of a fleet of small, low-cost satellites that will provide internet connectivity for millions of sensor devices based in remote locations on Earth.

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By Inside GNSS
October 30, 2018

International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing Slated for Nov. 13-16

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing (ITSNT) is an annual event organized by CNES (Centre national d’études spatiales) and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile) for professionals and researchers working with or interested in navigation and timing technologies and their use. This year’s event will take place Nov. 13-16 in Toulouse, France, on the campus of ENAC.

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By Inside GNSS
October 18, 2018

GPS Hackers Could Send Weapons to Wrong Target – GAO Report

A recent General Accountability Office (GAO) report is highly critical of the cyber security, or lack thereof, in U.S. weapons systems. One of the examples of cyber-attacks it lists is GPS spoofing.

The report, published this month, goes on to say:

“…weapon systems are dependent on external systems, such as positioning and navigation systems and command and control systems in order to carry out their missions—and their missions can be compromised by attacks on those other systems. A successful attack on one of the systems the weapon depends on can potentially limit the weapon’s effectiveness, prevent it from achieving its mission, or even cause physical damage and loss of life.”

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By Inside GNSS
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