GPS

October 5, 2018

Selective Availability, IoT, Suez Canal Visit, Featured at Arab Institute of Navigation Conference

The recently concluded Arab Institute of Navigation biennial conference in Cairo, “GNSS, the Key to Innovation,” featured a wide variety of presentations of interest to navigators and technologists alike.

Presenters ranged from representatives of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, to those from a transportation company that uses GNSS-enabled tracking while transporting priceless ancient artifacts to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum.

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By Inside GNSS
October 3, 2018

ViaLite’s GPS Over Fiber Link Solutions to be on Display at Satellite Innovation Symposium

ViaLite Communications, which designs and manufactures RF over fiber links and systems, showcased its products last week at ION GNSS+ in Miami, Fla., and is now preparing for the Satellite Innovation Symposium, Oct. 9-11, in San Francisco, Calif.

ViaLite will be at Booth #34 at the Symposium and is offering a 30% discount off conference tickets, using code: vialite_client. For more details on the event, visit:  https://satelliteinnovation.com

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By Inside GNSS
September 24, 2018

Change Is Coming: 
The Space Force and SMC 2.0

While threats to American defense satellites were climbing sharply, the costs and schedules of U.S. military space programs were on the same unsustainable trajectory — prompting lawmakers last year to begin trying to reorganize Air Force’s military space programs by creating a Space Corps. A move that, so far, has failed.

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By Dee Ann Divis
September 21, 2018

Racelogic to Showcase LabSat SatGen Software Update and VBOX Indoor Positioning at ION GNSS+

LabSat by Racelogic is looking forward to sharing news on technology developments and product launches at ION GNSS+ in Miami, Sept. 26-28.

After a year’s development, the company is announcing a major update of its SatGen simulation software for use with LabSat 3 Wideband. SatGen software allows you to create a GNSS RF I&Q or IF data file that can be replayed on a LabSat which is based on a user-generated trajectory file. This allows you to simulate almost any kind of test, at a set time and date, anywhere in the world, according to the company.

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By Inside GNSS

25th ITS World Congress

This year’s Intelligent Transport Systems & Services (ITS) conference will be held in Denmark in September. ITS World Congress will take place from September 17-21 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. The Congress Theme: “ITS – Quality of Life”, supports the Copenhagen belief that intelligent transport systems are an important means to enhance people’s daily lives through seamless, smart and sustainable mobility solutions.

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By Inside GNSS
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

Ligado Fight Comes Down to Choice of Interference Standard

There was a flurry of filings July 9 just as the window closed for public comment on Ligado Networks’ proposal to repurpose satellite frequencies for a terrestrial network — a plan with the potential to interfere with GPS receivers.

The comments emerged as speculation swirled around a July 3 bid by EchoStar for Ligado spectrum supplier INMARSAT. The bid was rejected and, as of press time, EchoStar will have to wait six months before trying again.

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By Dee Ann Divis