Marine

September 27, 2017

AFSPC Commander Holding Steady Through Sea of Changes

General John (Jay) Raymond

The ground was already shifting when Gen. John (Jay) Raymond took charge of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in October 2016. Just six months before, his predecessor Gen. John Hyten had announced the Space Enterprise Vision, a new way of approaching space asset development, management and protection now that space had become both contested and far more crowded. There were issues across the space, ground and user segments of the GPS program; sequestration was still looming and Congress was looking closely at how to reorganize the way the Air Force managed its space programs.

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By Inside GNSS
September 26, 2017

Microsemi Releases BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Microsemi’s BlueSky GPS Firewall is designed to provide security against GPS spoofing and jamming threats. Photo: Microsemi Corporation.

Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky GPS Firewall.

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By Inside GNSS
September 25, 2017

Hiroyuki Yamada

Hiroyuki Yamada is the Senior Deputy Director: Sub-Division for Operational Safety and Human Element, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Sub-Division deals with all technical and operational matters related to navigation, communications, search and rescue and the human element of shipping.

Yamada has worked at IMO for 12 years in various positions related to ship safety. Previously he worked for the Japanese Government, mainly responsible for legislation and implementation of IMO regulations.

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By Inside GNSS

IMO and the GNSS

The maritime sector drives the global economy, with ships transporting more than 80% of world trade. Ships and ports have come to rely on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) for a huge array of applications relating to position, velocity and precise universal and local time.

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By Ingo Baumann

Answering the Call for a GNSS Back-up

A government report commissioned by Innovate UK, along with the UK Space Agency and the Royal Institute of Navigation, entitled “Economic impact to the UK of a disruption to GNSS”, comes in the wake of troubling incidents for GNSS operators, both the United States and Europe.

Last year a problem with the GPS satellite timing signal triggered alarms and caused an unknown number of outages, and in Europe earlier this year the fledgling Galileo signal crashed due to unspecified ground facility issues.

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By Peter Gutierrez
July 24, 2017

Reports of Mass GPS Spoofing Attack in the Black Sea Strengthen Calls for PNT Backup

After reports of an apparent mass and blatant GPS spoofing attack involving more than 20 vessels in the Black Sea last month, navigation experts and maritime executives are scratching their heads and the president of the Resilient Navigation and Timing (RNT) Foundation is hoping this latest incident will help spur more action toward building an eLoran complement and backup for GPS.

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By Inside GNSS
July 21, 2017

Orolia’s McMurdo Wins U.S. Search and Rescue Technology Awards

McMurdo, which recently announced the Kannad GADSS Distress Tracking ELT, was awarded two national search and rescue technology awards. Photo: McMurdo

Government Security News has named McMurdo, an Orolia brand, the winner of two national search and rescue technology awards in its annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program. McMurdo won Best Search and Rescue and Best Man Overboard Tracking in the Maritime/Port Security/Underwater Vehicles and Communication Systems categories, respectively.

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By Inside GNSS
July 17, 2017

2017 EGNOS Annual Workshop

The 2017 EGNOS Annual Workshop, the annual meeting for EGNOS stakeholders, users and application developers, is coming up this October in Athens, Greece. Organized by the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the event will include information about EGNOS services status, applications and success stories from partners currently using EGNOS in real applications.

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By Inside GNSS
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