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Inside GNSS • September/October 2017

GNSS Hotspots

1. Mangrove Tree-Planting Drones
Myanmar (Southeast Asia)

September 22, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s Second-Generation SBAS Testbed Achieves Another Milestone

Lockheed Martin announced that its second-generation satellite-based augmentation system (2nd Gen SBAS) testbed started broadcasting in dual frequency, multi-constellation (DFMC) during testing this week that was moved up from originally scheduled dates.

Ventures • September 22, 2017

Spirent Partners with Cranfield University on Autonomous Vehicle Technology 

Spirent Communications plc, a leader in Galileo, GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) testing solutions, this week announced a partnership with Cranfield University, a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. The two organizations will be collaborating to develop connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies.

Events • September 21, 2017

Nominations for ION Fellows and Annual Awards Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the Institute of Navigation (ION) Fellows and Annual Awards are now being accepted. The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation and recognizes individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.



You can submit your nominations today for ION’s Fellows and Annual Awards at ion.org/awards. Nominations are due October 15.



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.

This is the first article in a series. For Part 2: Hybrid- and Non-GNSS Localization, see here.

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). 

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