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November 9, 2013

NovAtel Launches CORRECT OEM Positioning Solution

NovAtel Inc. has announced the NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology, which combines data from multiple GNSS satellite constellations with corrections from a variety of sources, to deliver the best position solution possible.

Designed for NovAtel’s OEM6 receivers, CORRECT capabilities can be implemented in three ways, with correction data delivered via satellite or Internet, depending on the requirements of the application: precise point positioning (PPP), TERRASTAR, or real-time kinematic (RTK).

November 8, 2013

FAA Releases ‘Roadmap’ for Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems

In major step toward enabling unmanned aircraft to operate freely in the U.S. the federal government released a set of plans Thursday (November 7, 2013)on how it plans to integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace, including a policy to help protect the privacy of those living near drone test sites.

November 7, 2013

New Foundation Formed to Pursue eLoran as Backup for GPS

A new nonprofit has been launched to push for repurposing the United States’ old C-Loran infrastructure to support a new, privately funded Enhanced Loran (eLoran) service as a backup to GPS.

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November 6, 2013

GAO Report on GPS Disruptions Faults DHS, DoT Efforts

A General Accountability Office (GAO) report on “GPS Disruptions” issued today (November 6, 2013) concludes that the Department of Transportation (DoT) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) need to improve their efforts to assess the associated risks and mitigate them.

The report comes nearly nine years after a National Security Policy Directive (NSPD-39) on U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Policy directed the agencies to develop a plan for detecting and mitigating GPS interference and develop a backup PNT capability.

November 5, 2013

Cloud-Based Sports App Wins 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competion

A cloud-based solution for analyzing and visualizing athletic training data on mobile devices has won this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

November 1, 2013

Assured PNT: Army Links Smart Phones and GPS Devices

The Army is working on GPS equipment that would connect with a single, user-friendly device like a smart phone or through a single hub to reduce the number of devices a soldier has to carry and to facilitate software updates.

The work is part of a wide-ranging effort at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to shift the focus away from having positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) capability in each device —such as a DAGR (Defense Advanced GPS Receiver) or range finder — connecting equipment into a single device that supplies the necessary PNT information.

October 31, 2013

Budget Battle: GPS Program Funding Appears Solid

The GPS program appears well positioned to weather another round of budget cuts, although some contractors that support the program may not be so fortunate.

“I would expect GPS will be relatively protected (with) continued investment and modernization of the satellite constellation.” said Robert Levinson, a senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government during an October 28 briefing.

“GPS is in fairly good shape,” confirmed an expert familiar with the Air Force’s budget.

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