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June 26, 2020

New Lobbying Coalition Coalesces around Ligado Opposition

Five organizations representing thousands of companies and millions of Americans have launched a new coalition to protect end users of GPS, following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) April 22 decision to permit Ligado Networks to operate a terrestrial wireless network using its satellite spectrum.

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By Inside GNSS
June 23, 2020

Update to GNSS Firewall Software Strengthens Critical Infrastructure Protection

Microchip Technology Inc. has released a software update for its BlueSky GNSS Firewall product, providing a higher level of resiliency against GPS vulnerabilities for systems dependent on GPS signal reception. Such critical infrastructure systems include power utilities, financial services, mobile networks and transportation, all relying on GPS-delivered timing to ensure ongoing operations.

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By Inside GNSS
June 15, 2020

Virtual Attendance Option for ION GNSS+ 2020

The Institute of Navigation premier conference, ION GNSS+ 2020, held annually in September, will this year have a virtual option for attendance. It will mirror the technical program presented live, September 21-25 in St. Louis, Missouri, and will give global attendees access to the latest GNSS developments and content. Virtual meeting attendance will be free for all first-time ION GNSS+ attendees.

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By Inside GNSS
June 15, 2020

Magnetic Sensors in Flight Tests as Alternative PNT to GNSS

A new magnetic anomaly navigation technique (MAGNAV), researched by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), will get its wings tested aboard F-16 fightercraft this September. In an effort seeking alternatives to GPS and GNSS, MAGNAV sensors and software will be flown on Air Force Test Pilots School (AFTPS) F-16s over a test range adjacent to Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada.

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June 24, 2020

High-Performance Accelerometer Boosts UAV Navigation and Control Stability

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June 23, 2020

Update to GNSS Firewall Software Strengthens Critical Infrastructure Protection

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June 9, 2020

Multi-constellation, Multi-frequency RTK Board for Centimeter Accuracy

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GNSS TIMELINE

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June 24, 2020

High-Performance Accelerometer Boosts UAV Navigation and Control Stability

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June 15, 2020

Virtual Attendance Option for ION GNSS+ 2020

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June 1, 2020

Testing for Sure: Safety in Autonomy, a Two-Day Learning Experience

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COLUMNS & EDITORIALS

May 21, 2020

The New Flex Power Mode: From GPS IIR-M and IIF Satellites with Extended Coverage Area

GPS satellites usually transmit their signals with constant power. However, a so-called “Flex Power” is foreseen to increase the strength of individual signals to better fulfill operational constraints. Flex power operations can be detected in carrier-to-noise density ratio (C/N0) observations provided by GNSS receivers of the global tracking network of the International GNSS Service (IGS).

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