GPS

June 12, 2018

Innovate UK / KTN Hosting Technology Seminar: “Securing Positioning, Navigation & Timing”

Innovate UK / KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) is hosting a technology focused seminar, “Securing Positioning, Navigation & Timing”, June 14 in London. It is designed to explore collaboratively, with users and providers, the need for back-up systems across all sectors and the contribution that may be made by two wide area systems (STL and eLoran) mentioned in the London Economics report.
This meeting is open to all with a professional interest in resilient PNT and is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the event’s sponsors.
The event aims to provide:
• Summary of the reports’ recommendations and implications
• Mutual understanding of technical needs and capabilities: open dialogue between users and providers
• Briefings from the back-up system providers: status, pros, cons
• Agree outline actions for assessment and potential for use of the systems
Agenda:
10:00  – Registration
10:15 – Welcome and Introduction, John Pottle, Royal Institute of Navigation and Bob Cockshott, KTN
10:25  – Blackett Report on Satellite-derived Time and Position: The Recommendations and Implications,
Andy Proctor, Innovate UK
10:45 – The User Need for a Timing Back-up (e.g. Telecom, Finance, Power Transmission), including Q&A
11:05 – The User Need for a Positioning/Navigation Back-up (e.g. Maritime, Land Mobile, CAV, Rail), including Q&A, John Pottle, Royal Institute of Navigation
11:25 – Break & Networking
11:40 – Satellite Time & Location (STL) Technology Overview, Strengths & Weaknesses, Implementation Status, John Fischer, Spectracom Orolia
12:10 – Q&A Open Session on STL – Timing and Positioning/Navigation Capabilities
12:50 – Lunch & Networking
13:35 – Enhanced Loran Technology Overview, Strengths & Weaknesses, Implementation Status, Chuck Schue, UrsaNav
14:05 – Q&A Open Session on eLoran – Timing and Positioning/Navigation Capabilities
14:45 – Break & Networking
15:00 – Breakout Groups: Open Dialogue of Needs and Technology Capabilities, and Actions for Assessment and Potential Use
15:30 – Plenary: Summary from each group
15:50 – Workshop Summary, Nick Lambert, NLA Ltd
16:00 Close
The recently published Blackett report “Satellite-derived Time and Position: A Study of Critical Dependencies” concludes “we must take steps to increase the resilience of our critical services in the event of GNSS disruption, including by adopting potential back-up systems where necessary”. This topic will be included discussions during the event.
The event takes place at the Trinity House, Trinity Square, London, UK. For more information, click here
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May 31, 2018

RTCA Is No Longer an FAA Advisory Committee

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.

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ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2018 Slated for July

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.

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May 21, 2018

NavtechGPS Spring GPS/GNSS Seminars 
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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 to

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May 11, 2018

GSA Hosting GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop on May 30

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.

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GAO: GPS Modernization Costs Remain Unclear

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.

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April 30, 2018

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

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.

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April 24, 2018

International Navigation Forum / Navitech 2018

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.

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