GNSS (all systems)

October 9, 2018

Indian Space Research Organization Reports NavIC Progress

Some good news has been reported and some nice progress has been made by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) this year.

The successful launch of the PSLV-C41 rocket carrying India’s eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1I from Sriharikota put smiles back on the faces of scientists of the ISRO in April amid tough times as the space agency was struggling to restore the snapped link with its recently launched communication satellite Gsat-6A.

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By Stan Goff

INTO ORBIT℠ with 2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Competition

How can I walk my dog on the Moon? What happens if I sneeze in space? Just some of the questions that more than 500,000 children around the world will be asking and attempting to answer over the next months, as part of this year’s FIRST LEGO League competition, a global STEM program with an annual theme that inspires and challenges young engineers and scientists.

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By Inside GNSS
October 8, 2018

Nominations for ION Fellows, Awards Due October 15

Nominations for ION Fellows and Annual Awards are being accepted through October 15. The ION Annual Award Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation (ION) and recognizes individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing.

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By Inside GNSS
October 4, 2018

Protecting GNSS and Users – The Ideal APNT

According to the European Commission “…GNSS cannot be the sole means of PNT information … for critical applications requiring continuous availability and fail-safe operations.”

Similar realizations in the United States, United, Kingdom, South Korea and elsewhere have led to a revitalization of efforts to examine Alternative Positioning, Navigation and Timing (APNT) systems that could complement and reinforce our exceptionally valuable, yet vulnerable, GNSS signals.

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By Inside GNSS
September 27, 2018

Hexagon Now Provides Newly Integrated Solutions and Platforms for Autonomous Vehicle Development

Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division (Hexagon PI) is pleased to welcome AutonomouStuff following the completion of the acquisition as announced by Hexagon AB. AutonomouStuff being part of Hexagon PI will boost collaboration between the organizations to provide superior solutions for autonomous vehicle development. The acquisition of U.S.-based AutonomouStuff, first announced in June, is now complete.

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By Inside GNSS
September 26, 2018

When the Sky Meets the Earth

Space systems company Elecnor Deimos and the autonomous driving start-up Accurision are joining forces for the development of a highly accurate, precise and reliable GNSS sensor based on Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo.

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By Inside GNSS

DHS Taking a Risk-Based Look at PNT Resilience

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a new effort to ascertain the real-world risks posed by the loss of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) service and how those risks might be reduced, said James Platt, director of DHS’s PNT Program Management Office. On the table is testing, best practices, partnerships, a new management approach and possibly standards and a backup system.

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By Dee Ann Divis
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