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November 16, 2012

Precision GPS Landing System Receives DoD Recognition

A U.S. Navy program that uses technology developed by a Raytheon-led team to land aircraft in harsh weather has been recognized with a Department of Defense (DoD) engineering award.

The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Increment 1A ship system received the Systems Engineering Top 5 Programs Award for "successful implementation of systems engineering best practices resulting in program success," according to the DoD.

December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012
Santa Monica, California USA
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.

Inside GNSS • November/December 2012

Digital Satellite Navigation and Geophysics: A Practical Guide with GNSS Signal Simulator and Receiver Laboratory

Digital Satellite Navigation and Geophysics: A Practical Guide with GNSS Signal Simulator and Receiver Laboratory
by Ivan G. Petrovski and Toshiaki Tsujii
Cambridge University Press 2012
ISBN-13: 9780521760546

This textbook describes GPS and GLONASS signals, as well as geophysical theory necessary for high accuracy calculation of satellite and user positions. The book is accompanied a free academic version of software for a software receiver and signal simulator.

Inside GNSS • November/December 2012

GNSS Positioning and Precise Timing

As the forthcoming “Time and Navigation” opening next March at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum reminds us, modern navigation depends profoundly upon time — the more precise, accurate, and stable a navigation system’s timing is, the more precise, accurate, and stable its positioning capability.

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.

April 22, 2013 - April 25, 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ventures • November 1, 2012

Explore Hurricane Sandy Impact Maps on ESRI website

ESRI, major supplier of geographical information system (GIS) software, features a number of maps and apps on Hurricane Sandy on its website.

These include FEMA, Red Cross, various municipal and state maps and social networking apps on many aspects of the storm and its effects, from power outages to demographic information. 

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