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September 30, 2019

Ultra-Wideband Re-Emerges As GPS Interference Issue

Seventeen years after federal regulators restricted a promising wireless technology to protect GPS and other spectrum users, they are being asked to loosen those limitations. Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) proponents insist the strictures are too tight and cut off their ability to innovate. In June, Robert Bosch LLC formally requested the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) do what it said it would do back in April 2002: reexamine controls on UWB that the FCC itself called “extremely conservative” when they were written. The request is not to change the rules—not just yet anyway—but for the FCC to launch a rulemaking process that could eventually lead to changes in the rules. And Bosch wants a lot of changes.

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By Inside GNSS

Detecting and Geolocating Jammers and Spoofers

Due to the proliferation of personal privacy devices and other jamming sources, it is imperative for safety-critical GNSS users such as airports and marine ports to be situationally aware of local GNSS interference. This article proposes and validates an enhanced method for geolocating GNSS interference sources so that jammers and spoofers can be found and disabled.

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By Inside GNSS
September 29, 2019

Galileo Hits the Spot

The introduction of a new generation of mass-market chips based on multi GNSS dual frequency measurements, already being commercialized and integrated in smartphones by major manufacturers, is contributing to a new level of positioning accuracy in the mass-market location-based services.

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By Inside GNSS
September 21, 2019

Detecting and Geolocating Jammers and Spoofers Using Integrated AOA and TDOA Measurements

by Joon Wayn Cheong, Andrew G. Dempster, Joe Fleming, Ming Zhu & Graeme Hooper

Due to the proliferation of personal privacy devices and other jamming sources, it is imperative for safety-critical GNSS users such as airports and marine ports to be situationally aware of local GNSS interference. This article proposes and validates an enhanced method for geolocating GNSS interference sources so that jammers and spoofers can be found and disabled.

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By Inside GNSS
September 19, 2019

GNSS Transceiver: Simulation Accuracy Assessment of Using a Vector-Tracking Receiver as RF Constellation Simulator

In this article, the authors use a vector tracking approach to convert a software receiver into a software transceiver, showing that this effort is both feasible and easily realized. The basic concept is presented with an accuracy assessment of the error sources and generated signal quality is compared to theoretical lower limits.

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By Daniel S. Maier and Prof. Thomas Pany
September 18, 2019

GNSS & The Law: Collecting and Processing Geolocation Data

UNDER THE EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Geographical information plays a permanently increasing role in our society. More and more devices and applications use and process geographical information to serve all kinds of purposes. Smartphones, cars, e-bikes, scooters or foot shackles for law enforcement purposes collect and process geographical information on a permanent basis. Here, we take a close look at privacy issues and the data protection perspective, namely considering the European GDPR and experiences gained one year after its entry into effect.

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By Dr. Philip Lüghausen and Dr. Matthias Lachenmann

Human Engineering: Ivan Revnivykh

Ivan Revnivykh’s life and experience encompass the far frontiers of his homeland, Russia, from the magnificent landscapes of the country’s Pacific coast to research stations in Antarctica, to the great capital city of Moscow where he lives and works today. To everything he does he brings a sense of excitement and adventure.

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By Peter Gutierrez
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