Aerospace and Defense

September 13, 2018

2018 Continues to Be a Big Year for China’s BeiDou

One of the more popular sessions in recent years at the annual ION GNSS+ technical meeting is the panel discussion on a variety of satellite-based navigation systems, and it appears as if Chinese officials will have plenty of updates on its BeiDou navigation and positioning system to share.

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By Stan Goff
August 29, 2018

GPS IIIF Could be Delayed If Full DOD Funding Not Approved

Though the Senate approved next year’s funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) just before its Labor Day break there are still hurdles to overcome before the fiscal year runs out on September 30. For the most part further delay should not greatly impact GPS efforts — as long as stopgap funding is secured to keep DOD’s doors open — but extending the deadline will likely put the GPS IIIF program on hold.

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By Dee Ann Divis

Geneq Releases F90 GNSS/RTK Survey Receiver

Featuring multi constellation with L-Band and satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), theF90 GNSS/RTK receiver from Geneq Inc., tracks GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou and can maximize the tracking to observe all visible GNSS satellite signals, thereby providing maximum performance for accuracy and real-time measurements. F90 also supports L-Band function and can get centimeter accuracy with just one receiver, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS
August 13, 2018

Public Interface Control Working Group and Forum for NAVSTAR GPS Set for Sept. 12

The Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate will host the 2018 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Public Forum on September 12, 2018 for the following NAVSTAR GPS public documents: IS-GPS-200 (Navigation User Interfaces), IS-GPS-705 (User Segment L5 Interfaces), IS-GPS-800 (User Segment L1C Interface), ICD-GPS-240 (NAVSTAR GPS Control Segment to User Support Community Interfaces), and ICD-GPS-870 (NAVSTAR GPS Control Segment to User Support Community Interfaces).

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By Inside GNSS