Thinking Aloud • July/August 2016
Now is the summer of our content, made inglorious winter by, well, just a bunch of stuff.
Name your poison. Brexit. Terrorism near and far. An unpopularity contest passed off as the U.S. presidential election. Yapping dogs in the neighbor’s yard. The Chicago Cubs threatening to blow their World Series chances once again. And global warming? Even the lawn-grass has stopped growing in the heat.
July 8, 2016
Department of Transportation Calls for More Testing of GPS/GNSS Receivers for Adjacent Band Compatibility
A Federal Register notice published on July 7, 2016 announced Department of Transportation (DoT) plans to conduct additional testing of GPS/GNSS receivers this month as part of their Adjacent Band Compatibility (ABC) Study. The notice was issued by DoT Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Gregory Winfree.
November 1, 2016 - November 3, 2016
Stanford, California USA
Working Papers • July/August 2016
Four global navigation satellite systems are scheduled to be fully operational orbiting Earth in the coming years: the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) from the United States, the GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS) from Russia, the Compass/BeiDou-2 System (BDS) from China, and Galileo from Europe. A considerably high number of signals, coming from the satellites of those constellations, will share the radio electric spectrum.
GNSS Solutions • July/August 2016
Q: How does one compute the noise power to simulate real and complex GNSS signals?
Ventures • July 5, 2016
The submission phase for the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016 is going into extra time. Companies, research institutes and individuals from anyplace in the world have the chance to submit, complete or improve their ideas until 09:00 am (CEST) Monday, 11 July 2016 at www.esnc.eu.
Inside GNSS • July/August 2016
Contemporary times have seen an increase in the number of navigation satellites across various geographical regions. In order to ensure that all these satellite systems work together to optimize the positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) of users on or near the Earth’s surface there is need for inter-cooperation and inter-operability of the systems.
June 30, 2016
A new dispenser for a modified Ariane 5 rocket, capable of carrier four satellites into middle Earth orbit, has passed an extended test campaign and approved for launch, removing a final hurdle for accelerating development of the Galileo constellation.
In development since 2012, the new launcher design evolved from the Ariane 5 ES (Evolution Storable) that is used to carry European Space Agency (ESA) automatic transfer vehicle (ATV) supply spacecraft into low Earth orbit.
November 7, 2016 - November 9, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
June 10, 2016
As ranking European Union (EU) official, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elzbieta Bienkowska set the tone in a keynote speech that anticipated some major issues to be addressed in the upcoming “EU Space Strategy,” the EUropean Commission’s next big new European space policy document, expected to come out later this year.