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Events • December 11, 2012

Longer Show Hours, Fewer Days for ION GNSS 2013 Exhibitors

Companies who exhibit at the Institute of Navigation GNSS conference next September will have longer exhibit hall hours to work the floor - but fewer days to do so - at the 2013 event in Nashville, Tennessee.

Based on feedback from exhibitors, ION will eliminate the Friday hours for the industry show and increase the Wednesday and Thursday hours next year.  

Inside GNSS • November/December 2012

GNSS Hotspots

Los Angeles, California
√ From Ukraine to Haiti to L.A., mobile devices and networks play “a central role” in finding, following and controlling the adolescent victims of sex trafficking, says the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center in a new report. It says those PPP technologies should be a “powerful new tool in identifying, tracking and prosecuting” the bad guys, and the wireless carriers should take the lead.

Thinking Aloud • November/December 2012

Our Harvest Being Gotten In

This is, as they say in Hollywood, a wrap.

The final issue of our seventh year heads off to the printer. And tomorrow I will point my car north and west, returning as generations of Americans have done over the centuries to the family farm, the “home place,” for Thanksgiving.

Because this is the season for gathering in and counting up. For gratitude at what we have received in the year past, and for those untoward things that we have avoided.

November 19, 2012 - November 30, 2012
Montréal, Canada
December 8, 2012 - December 10, 2012
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Inside GNSS • November/December 2012

2012 European Satellite Navigation Competition Results

Finding your way indoors will be even easier with a new smartphone app from two Portuguese research institutes that augments GNSS with positioning using ultra-low magnetic field communication (ULF-MC).

Fraunhofer Portugal and the University of Porto’s Faculty of Engineering received the €20,000 Galileo Master’s prize for their innovation in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC 2012) awards. The ULF-MC application was the overall winner from among 406 completed entries (the most ever) submitted from more than 40 countries.

November 14, 2012

Long-Awaited Compass-BeiDou ICD May Appear by End of This Year

China finally appears ready to issue a comprehensive document providing specifications for the Compass/BeiDou-2 open signal in space, which should enable non-Chinese manufacturers to build complete Compass receivers.

GNSS Solutions • November/December 2012

Non-Gaussian Noises

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Various designs of inertial/GNSS integrated navigation systems exist, with different architectures depending on the quality of sensors, the mission, the dynamics of the vehicle, and the non-linearity of the dynamics model, measurement model, or both.

Working Papers • November/December 2012

Navipedia — The GNSS Wiki

Working Papers explore the technical and scientific themes that underpin GNSS programs and applications. This regular column is coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Hein, head of Europe's Galileo Operations and Evolution.

In the last 30 years, satellite navigation applications have grown in number and kind, entire new systems have emerged, and existing systems have modernized.

Inside GNSS • November/December 2012

LTE, Positioning, and the Implications for GNSS Over-the-Air Testing

Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in mobile communications, often called 4G, is making its way into a host of consumer devices. It started with data-only modules for Internet connectivity but quickly made its mark on smartphones, automotive communication, and embedded modules that provide fast and reliable wireless data connectivity to the machine-to-machine (M2M) market.

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