Alan Cameron, Author at Inside GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems Engineering, Policy, and Design

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July 7, 2021
Army Funds Research & Development Small-Sat Payload for GPS-Denied Nav, Guidance & Control

Iridium Communications Inc. received a research and development contract worth up to $30 million from the United States Army to develop a payload…

By Alan Cameron


June 3, 2021
A Book for our 21st Century Times

A new tome — make that two new tomes — join the bookshelf of essential, authoritative references for GNSS users. They widen the…

By Alan Cameron


April 25, 2021
The Time and the Place: The Power and the Magic of L5

As stated in these pages last September, every GNSS user in every segment can benefit from the new modernized signals in the L5…

By Alan Cameron


April 8, 2021
Top Shelf: New Authoritative Compilation of PNT Technologies in the 21st Century

A new tome — make that two new tomes — join the bookshelf of essential and authoritative references for GNSS users, while widening…

By Alan Cameron


December 29, 2020
Top Twelve GNSS Technology Stories of 2020

Here, in no particular order save vaguely chronological, are the editor’s picks for Top Twelve GNSS and PNT Tech Stories of 2020: those…

By Alan Cameron


December 28, 2020
New FAA Rule for UAVs Creates Significant GNSS Market

The Federal Aviation Administration has released its final Remote Identification (RID) Rule for unmanned aircraft (UA). While GPS/GNSS has been used to advantage…

By Alan Cameron


December 3, 2020
The Time and the Place: Dawn

By astral definition, every dawn is new. In the human condition, we see its possibility, its growing brightness bringing hope. Or, in our…

By Alan Cameron


September 24, 2020
The Time and the Place: Threats From Within

It has become fashionable of late in U.S. government circles to undermine the U.S. defense forces. The General Accounting Office (GAO), the Federal…

By Alan Cameron


July 28, 2020
The Time and the Place: The Long View

When we find ourselves in times of trouble, it can help to take the long view. Pull back, zoom out, range free. Consider…

By Alan Cameron


May 31, 2020
Javad Ashjaee, 1949-2020

A great man has left us, left the international GNSS community. Dr. Javad Ashjaee passed away in Moscow on May 30 from the…

By Alan Cameron


May 19, 2020
Knives Out

The Federal Communications Commission should really consider updating its motto. “Firm, fast, flexible, and fair” has a bit of an old-fashioned ring. As…

By Alan Cameron


April 16, 2020
I Went Down to the Crossroads

We stand at an existential crossroads while someone else decides our future. I don’t mean the choice of direction, currently roiling the front…

By Alan Cameron


April 9, 2020
Hidden Siblings of the GNSS

GPS keeps a digital twin sequestered in El Segundo, California. Galileo has an Earth-bound space vehicle in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, straining at its…

By Alan Cameron


March 20, 2020
When Truth Matters. Absolutely.

One may well ask, when doesn’t it? That aside, some controversy has arisen in the world of competitive running, and self-competitive running as…

By Alan Cameron


February 14, 2020
Scottish Rocket Site Planned; Could It Launch British GNSS?

Plans have been submitted for a rocket launch site in the north of Scotland that could boost communications satellites into orbit in two…

By Alan Cameron