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October 31, 2016

RTCA to Weigh Ligado Proposal

Federal aviation officials have asked the RTCA, Inc., standards organization to comment on a plan designed to help prevent a proposed wireless broadband network from interfering with the certified GPS receivers used by aircraft.

October 28, 2016

GNSS Notes from InterGEO

This year's InterGEO in Hamburg, Germany, featured the latest in geospatial wizardry including new navigation and positioning components and boards not only driving progress in the surveying and mapping industries, but also feeding into the wider GNSS user community.

San Francisco-based Swift Navigation came into InterGEO brandishing the all-new Piksi Multi, described as the world's first affordable multi-band and multi-constellation receiver.

October 27, 2016

ESNC Features Growing Drone Presence

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, highlighted the entries at the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

October 25, 2016

NASA and ESA to Test GPS/Galileo Receivers on Board the International Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and Qascom, an Italian company specializing in Galileo, are collaborating to build the first GPS and Galileo receiver to be tested on board the International Space Station (ISS) Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed.

October 14, 2016

ITAR Controls on Military GNSS Receivers Updated

The State Department last week published its final rule that updates export controls on military GNSS receivers through the U.S. Munitions List (USML).

The State Department-controlled USML, governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), moves GNSS receivers out of the USML spacecraft systems and related articles category. Instead, GNSS receivers are now controlled under the guidance and navigation systems category.

October 16, 2016

GPS Adjacent Band Study Shows Need for Interference Tolerance Masks

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) has released the first data from its study of power levels for services seeking to use spectrum near GNSS frequencies for ground-based and other applications that could interfere with satellite navigation.

October 15, 2016

Homeland Security gives receiver manufacturers best practices for dealing with the recent leap second event

(UPDATED January 1, 2017) A positive leap second was inserted between second 23:59:59 UTC of 31 December and second 00:00:00 UTC of 1 January 2017. This extra second is displayed on UTC clocks as 23:59:60. The last leap second was introduced in UTC on 30 June 2015 at UTC 23:59:60

October 15, 2016

Pentagon Tells Congress It Wants GPS OCX

It's official. The Department of Defense is sticking with its current GPS ground system development program and with its current prime contractor Raytheon — although the details of how it will realign the program remain unclear.

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October 13, 2016

Eos Positioning Systems Rolls Out Arrow Gold GNSS Receiver

Terrebonne, Canada-based Eos Positioning Systems has released its Arrow Gold Bluetooth GNSS receiver. Arrow Gold is the first iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to work with GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), and the Atlas correction service, the company said.

The palm-sized Arrow Gold receiver provides centimeter-level accuracy on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Arrow Gold, which costs $4,395, works with such data collection systems as Esri's Collector/Survey123 and others.

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