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September 21, 2017

Broadcom Releases Dual-Frequency GNSS Receiver with Centimeter Accuracy for Consumer LBS Applications

No longer will a high-end, expensive GNSS receiver be required to achieve centimeter accuracy now that Broadcom Limited has announced the launch of its new dual-frequency receiver with such accuracy designed for consumer location-based services (LBS) applications.

New Builds • September 20, 2017

Antenova Introduces Low Profile GNSS Antenna for Metal Surfaces

Antenova Ltd, a manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things located in Hatfield, UK, has launched Robusta part no. SR4G031, a new antenna for metal surfaces. The antenna operates in the 1559-1609 MHz bands and is designed for tracking metal objects and smart city applications. 

September 20, 2017

Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract

Denver, Colorado-based Lockheed Martin announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded the company a $45.5 million contract to provide Military Code (M-Code) Early Use (MCEU) capability to the Global Positioning System (GPS). Part of the Air Force's overall modernization plan for the GPS, M-Code is an advanced, new signal designed to improve anti-jamming and protection from spoofing, as well as to increase secure access, to military GPS signals for U.S. and allied armed forces.

Working Papers • September/October 2017

Location Privacy Challenges and Solutions

Working Papers explore the technical and scientific themes that underpin GNSS programs and applications. This regular column is coordinated by Em. Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Guenter W. Hein.

September 18, 2017

FAA’s NextGen Largely On Track, Says GAO; Privatization Stalls

Improvements to the nation’s air traffic control system, including a shift to more efficient GPS-based routing and GPS-enabled aircraft surveillance, are largely on track and within budget, according to a recent watchdog report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). 

New Builds • September 15, 2017

Skydel Releases SDX 17.8 Featuring Advanced Jamming Option

Montreal, Quebec-based Skydel Solutions has released SDX 17.8 software-defined GNSS simulator just in time for ION GNSS+. SDX users now get a host of improvements, according to the company. The 17.8 release menu features, among other things: Gaussian noise, spectrum view and GUI improvements, as well as Advanced Jamming.

September 14, 2017

Public Comment Open on ION’s GNSS Software Defined Radio Metadata Standard

The Institute of Navigation’s GNSS Software Defined Radio Metadata Standard working group is seeking public comment on the standard through December 31, 2017.

September 12, 2017

Quasi-Zenith Satellite System Development Leading Japan Toward Less Reliance on GPS

Early this summer, news out of Japan announced a significant step toward providing a boost to the accuracy and reception of the existing GPS in Japan and to delivering a better positioning reading for the people in that country. More recent reports now indicate additional information on Japan’s goals to rely less on the United States’ GPS and more on the country’s own Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS).

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