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October 5, 2016

European GNSS Agency Releases Report on Receiver User Technology and Trends

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released a report it says will help users and manufacturers to understand receiver technology and trends.

October 5, 2016

Naval Observatory Selects NovAtel's GPS Anti-Jam Technology

The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) has selected NovAtel's GPS anti-jam technology (GAJT) for controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) capability at Defense Department Information Network (DoDIN) sites, the company said.

The U.S. Navy has ordered more than 600 NovAtel GAJT antennas, which work with civil and military receivers, the company said.

September 28, 2016

New GPS Ground Control System Likely to Continue with Modifications

The Department of Defense (DoD) is less than three weeks away from a decision on whether to retain, cancel, or change its contract to develop a new GPS ground system.

A source familiar with the program said they believe the Air Force will stick with the program but will recast it to fit more closely with DoD's budget realities.

September 28, 2016

Harris Delivers First OCX Receiver to Raytheon

Harris Corporation has delivered the first of 34 receivers to support the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX). The receiver was shipped to Raytheon Company, the prime contractor, in Aurora, Colorado, after it passed an electromagnetic interference test, Harris said.

September 29, 2016

Transportation Department Workshop To Cover Adjacent Band Compatibility, Receiver Testing

A U.S. Transportation Department (DoT) public workshop will address GNSS receiver testing results October 14 at RTCA, Inc., 1150 18th ST NW, Suite 910, in Washington, DC. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.EDT.

Workshop members, as part of DoT's fifth GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment (ABC) effort, will discuss GNSS receiver testing that includes non-certified aviation, cellular, general location and navigation, high precision and networks, timing, and space-based receivers, the agency said.

September 28, 2016

NASCTN Report Details Feedback on More Ligado-Backed Tests of GPS Receivers

A newly posted report shows the comments federal researchers received from a dozen organizations and satellite navigation experts as they put together a plan for controversial tests of GPS receivers on behalf of would-be broadband firm Ligado.

People • September 22, 2016

Borden Named TAG Vice-President and COO

Technology Advancement Group (TAG) has named John Borden as its new executive vice-president and chief operating officer (COO). Borden previously was product director, GNSS systems and vice-president, programs and technology, for the company.

Borden, who oversees TAG’s day-to-day operations, joined the company when it was awarded a U.S. Army contract to provide program of record (POR) precise positioning service — GPS survey (PPS GPS-S).

September 22, 2016

IFEN Launches NCS TITAN GNSS Simulator

IFEN has announced its new NCS TITAN multi-GNSS, multi-frequency and multi-RF output simulator.

With up to 256 channels and up to four RF outputs per chassis, the TITAN design avoids the extra complexity and cost of using additional signal generators or intricate architectures involv¬ing several hardware boxes, IFEN says, which improves reliability without compromising functionality.

New Builds • September 22, 2016

GPS Networking Introduces Dual Antenna Rack Splitter

GPS Networking has introduced its dual-antenna rack mount splitter (DRMALDCBS1X16) that is ideal for timing and testing applications, the company said. The unit features two antenna inputs, 16 outputs, flat group delay, and high-isolation option.

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