Work Largely Continues as Group Becomes a Standards Development Organization. RTCA, which for decades has developed standards and worked through technical challenges at the behest of the Federal Aviation Administration, is no longer a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) for the agency.
The FAA declined to renew its contract with RTCA and will instead take over some of what RTCA was doing — though, for now, the changes will be limited.By Dee Ann Divis
The ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS is hosted this year by Austria from July 16-27, 2018 in Loipersdorf, Austria. It is in cooperation with Stanford University in the United States, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, Graz University of Technology in Austria and the University FAF Munich in Germany.By Inside GNSS
NavtechGPS Spring GPS/GNSS Training Seminars will take place at the Hyatt House Falls Church/Merrifield in Virginia/Washington D.C. area. These courses are taught by some of the top technical professionals in the industry. All courses can be taught on-site at students’ locations — select a specific class or a combination of classes toBy Inside GNSS
The 2018 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, held May 21-24 in Olympic Valley, California, will feature a number of presentations including those focusing on: Materials, Resonators, & Resonator Circuit; Oscillators, Synthesizers, Noise, & Circuit Techniques; Microwave Frequency Standards & Applications; Sensors &By Inside GNSS
Highlights for 2018 for the GNSS International Seminars on Positioning & Navigation Technologies at Ohio University include lectures by world-class researchers; hands-on labs on GNSS antenna and receiver design and UAS operation; and GNSS fundamentals and advanced applications.By Inside GNSS
Following the publication of the White Paper Using GNSS Raw Measurements on Android Devices, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Raw Measurements Taskforce will share their experiences around the use of raw measurements at a dedicated workshop — GNSS Raw Measurements: From research to commercial use — to be held at the GSA headquarters in Prague on May 30.By Inside GNSS
Nearly a year later than expected, federal officials have published the final report of a study on the power levels GPS receivers can tolerate from activities in neighboring bands — a key factor in the kind of new applications that could be approved for those nearby frequencies.By Dee Ann Divis
A new watchdog report says the Air Force has yet to develop full cost estimates for the new ground system and user equipment essential for utilizing the expanded capabilities of the upcoming GPS III generation of satellites.
The Government Accountably Office (GAO) said in its annual assessment of weapons systems for Congress that the Air Force is still developing a final budget number and schedule for the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX). OCX is necessary for implementing the new military M-code among other enhancements.By Dee Ann Divis
XPONENTIAL 2018, held at the Colorado Convention Center, puts the power of knowledge in your hands through a comprehensive educational program that brings the unmanned industry’s newest developments to the forefront and offers expert insight into the issues that are driving the forward momentum of the unmanned systems movement.By Inside GNSS
Navitech is the only specialized exhibition for satellite navigation in Russia. Being the main trade show for navigation industry professionals, it brings together leading Russian and foreign developers and manufacturers of navigation equipment and technologies, services and software including mapping applications, and it shows off relevant global trends, and determines development of the national market of satellite navigation.By Inside GNSS